Fife and Edinburgh Muslim community launches 'Cheap and Easy' food packs to help combat food poverty

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK has launched a ‘Cheap and Easy Cooking’ campaign to help tackle rising food poverty in our communities.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 12:49 pm

The community is an internationally recognised movement within Islam, with its followers committed to promoting friendship, goodwill and righteousness, not only amongst themselves, but also amongst other nations and communities.

As the ongoing pandemic continues to have a serious impact on the country, many families are struggling to make ends meet.

In addition to supporting foodbanks, helping distribute school meals, providing cooked food for frontline staff and helping neighbours, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community wants to help combat food poverty through its latest campaign.

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Ahmadiyya Muslim Community members delivering treats to a Covid testing centre in Kirkcaldy.

The campaign shares cost saving and easy to cook recipes, encouraging people to cook at home rather than buying costly ready meals.

The guide includes tips and tricks on how to shop smart and save money, recipes for easy chicken korma, keema aloo and chickpeas aloo, no chop, no prep lentil Kebab burgers among more.

It features a recipe booklet and short video tutorials on how to make these dishes quickly, easily and cheaply - with some meals costing as little as nine pence per serving.

Starter packs for the recipes are also being donated to food banks to help the neediest.

Usman Saeed, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, said, “At an unprecedented time in the history of our nation, our lives have been severely disrupted by Covid-19, particularly for the most vulnerable in our communities.

"As Muslims, service to humanity is our duty, and given the challenge of food poverty, the campaign aims to make tasty and healthy meals more accessible.”

To learn more about the Cheap and Easy Cooking Campaign, please visit: Cheap and Easy

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