Local charity Al-Imdaad Foundation UK have launched a new project named ‘Fruit for Life’ as part of their local homeless and community feeding program. The Foundation already provide non-perishable food items to families who are unable to afford a proper meal every day for themselves or their families.
Al-Imdaad foundation’s primary focus is to provide nutritious quality food. At the Blackburn office, the charity provides non-perishable food items to users on weekdays and on Sundays the Food for Thought team deliver freshly hot cooked meals which started in 2014. To ensure food reaches those who most need it, food is provided only to families that are registered and identified to us by appropriate professionals and local authorities.
Each week the charity prepares approximately 100 hot meals which are dispatched on Sunday mornings at the Audley Range office. They are given to families who are struggling to meet their daily needs. It provides them with tasty, freshly cooked nutritious meals, so far over 25,000 hot meals have been delivered in just over 3 years.
As well as providing food, the charity also provides fresh fruit to the users. Country director of Al-Imdaad Foundation UK, Abdussamad Mulla states “It’s important we look after our beneficiaries in the best possible manner, as well as giving them quality food it is essential we provide fruit which has many benefits to the human body. Fruits benefit your body immensely as they are natural sources of vitamins and minerals, which are essential for proper functioning of the body. Rich in dietary fibre, fruits also help to improve the functioning of the digestive tract.
Fruits are an important part of a healthy diet for those who want to lose weight, they give ample energy and nearly every nutrient that your body needs to curb weight gain, without adding any unnecessary fats. This project currently supports users in the Northwest of England. The purpose of launching the Fruit for Life project is to enable us to provide more fruit to our users and to also support local care homes and homeless centres. We are aiming to launch this project nationally in the years to come.”
How Do Fruits Help?
Moreover, fruits help you to stay away from health complications like heat stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, heart ailments, and diabetes. Fruits effectively fight skin disorders and promote healthy hair growth. It is always suggested to eat raw, fresh and ripe fruits because then you experience the real health benefits, rather than consuming them after processing or cooking.
The human body is an intricate system and hundreds of complex reactions take place in it every minute. For smooth functioning of the body, you need an ample amount of nutrients that are supplied by fruits in a natural way. When you become ill or develop any health disorders, these can be avoided or treated with a healthy diet rich in fruits. With a busy lifestyle, our eating habits have become packed with preservatives and processed foods that are not only devoid of essential nutrients but can also cause some harm to the body. Fruits boost your immune system and keep you in perfect health. Eating fruits and vegetables may promote emotional well-being among healthy young adults. Research suggests that good mood may lead t a greater preference for healthy foods overindulgent foods.
When you eat fruits, your supply of energy increases in no time; this is one of the prime benefits of fruits that we can utilize in our busy schedules. This is the reason why athletes often eat fruit during and after exercising and why diets for pregnant mothers almost always involve fruits of some kind.
Al-Imdaad Foundation have also carried out extensive work across the UK, working with the Christies Hospital in Manchester and more recently supporting East Lancashire Hospice. To view the global relief efforts, visit www.alimdaad.co.uk
Fruit4Life project launced for the homeless