Syria Relief's COVID-19 Response campaign has been running since the start of the COVID-19 crisis providing 150-300 hot meals per week for outreach services across Manchester for the homeless. Over 30,000 meals have been prepared, cooked and delivered. Through the project, we also building local food security capacity by training around 100 volunteer community cooks weekly.
We also provide ‘basic essentials’ support for the vulnerable, elderly and refugees in the UK. Recently, our efforts included facilitation of new clothes for Afghan refugees with the help of the UK Home Office. We are also working with local cluster on both, the COVID-19 Response and the Afghan refugee crisis.
“In partnership with the Union of Catholic mothers, Action Together and Age Concern, we have also been able distribute 500 healthcare packs donated in kind by Everest Pharmacy Group with scope to do more as leaflets are being distributed throughout this second lockdown period. “We are the only group to have continuously supplied weekly hot meals since March and are continuing to build capacity both locally and in other cities by expanding our student group of batch cooks by training more people with skills for community cooking and reducing food poverty for the most vulnerable in our communities."