۱۱ اسفند ۱۳۹۹ | Mar 1, 2021
News Code: 360385
30 April 2020 - 13:15
Conwy's kind-hearted Muslim community rallies to support local foodbanks

The Conwy Islamic Society donated two pallets of food to foodbanks in Abergele, Penmaenmawr, Llanfairfechan, Conwy, Colwyn Bay and Kinmel Bay.

Hawzah News Agency - (Conwy  - Wales) - CONWY's kind-hearted Muslim community in Conwy has answered a plea from a police boss to support foodbanks during the coronavirus crisis.

The Conwy Islamic Society donated two pallets of food to foodbanks in Abergele, Penmaenmawr, Llanfairfechan, Conwy, Colwyn Bay and Kinmel Bay.

They were responding to an appeal by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones who was concerned that foodbanks were running short of supplies to meet the increased demand caused by the pandemic lockdown.

The donation was organised by Ghulam Yasin, the owner of the Texaco garage in Llanrwst, with the help of Cllr Abdul Khan, the vice chair of Conwy County Borough Council, working with his fellow Plaid Cymru councillor, Aaron Wynne.

Mr Jones met the two councillors at the distribution centre in Llanrwst to thank them and help load the foodstuffs for delivery.

Cllr Khan said: “This year, after PCC Arfon Jones asked people to give more support to foodbanks at this difficult time.

“The Conwy Islamic Society regularly donates food to the community particularly at the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan but this year we decided to make a much larger donation than we normally would.

“We have two full pallets of food that will be distributed between different foodbanks. However, due to the logistics of delivering the goods we have asked representatives of the foodbanks to come to one meeting point in Llanrwst to collect the food.

“Arfon Jones and my fellow Conwy Plaid Cymru councillor, Aaron Wynne, have agreed to support and help load the food into vehicles.”

Councillor Khan, who is also the proprietor of Colwyn Bay’s Clock House Restaurant, says Ramadan is a very important festival to the Muslim community.

He added: “During Ramadan a Muslim must have nothing by mouth, no drink, food, even a cigarette if they smoke, between sunrise and sunset.

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