Published On: Wed, Jan 29th, 2014 on 6:54 pm

Curry Circle gets further businesses on-board

Curry Circle Bradford

Curry Circle volunteers serve up food donations donated by Mumtaz

A recently-formed initiative which helps feed Bradford’s homeless community has been gaining much success after gaining food donations from a number of restaurants across the district.

Launched by the Muslim Women’s Council, the Curry Circle initiative has recently gained the backing from the world-famous Mumtaz chain who now provide food on a rota basis.

Bana Gora, CEO of the Muslim Women’s Council, told the Yorkshire Standard: “We’ve approached a number of restaurants and they’ve all been forthcoming. Mumtaz has kindly agreed to donate food and it’s on a rota basis.

“What we’re urging is more restaurants and businesses to get on board and provide food. We’ve got a city where we’ve got quite a number of people who are either destitute, homeless or living in poverty and genuinely need the support.”

The Curry Circle launched on 5 December last year and has gained the support from various restaurants and businesses including My Lahore Cafe, Zouks, Aziz Catering, Cafe Zoya and Cafe Patisserie.

Ever since the Curry Circle started, the number of attendees has tripled in size, with over 50-60 needy people coming to eat, with some coming in on a regular basis.

Project manager Adam Raja said: “The Curry Circle has been going from strength and strength. A lot of people are knowing about it and we’re seeing a lot of new faces coming in.

“But the turnout can be seen as good and bad at the same time, seeing how many people need this sort of service.”

The Curry Circle takes place every Thursday during 7pm and 8pm at the Carlisle Business Centre in Manningham, Bradford.

If you would like to find out more about the initiative, or sponsor a Curry Circle, please contact

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