Published On: Fri, Feb 7th, 2014 on 10:44 pm

Meal kitchen launched to help feed the Bradford needy

Karmand Kitchen
Karmand Kitchen
Karmand Kitchen
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A group of volunteers are serving up tasty meals at their local community centre in an effort to help the homeless and vulnerable.

The Karmand Kitchen initiative, launched by the Bradford Unites project on 5 February, served up various vegetarian dishes and served them to members of the community.

It comes after co-founders at Bradford Unites saw the need to help those in the community who are in difficult circumstances, as they are unable to provide for themselves or their families.

Mohammed Shakeel, co-founder of the Bradford Unites project, told the Yorkshire Standard: “The initiative came to being because of the financial hardships that we’re seeing across the district.

“And the Karmand Community Centre is also acting like an advice centre, so we see a lot of people come here who are in financial difficulty, and try to help them in the best way.

“It was one of the things that made us try to think about what we could do. And we saw there was nothing like this kitchen in our area.”

Various local businesses and eateries are already supporting the Karmand Kitchen and dozens of volunteers have shown commitment by helping cook, but more people are still being urged to take part.

Mr Shakeel added: “At the end of the day, it’s the vulnerable and poor that we want to help. If we have the ability to help, then why not?”

The Karmand Kitchen is open every Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm at the Karmand Community Centre located on Barkerend Road.

If you would like to find out more, be a sponsor, or become a volunteer, please phone 01274 669593.

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Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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