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An initiative of the The Ansaar Project, the Halal Food Bank in Melbourne is run by the SeekersPoint Melbourne team, and aims to provide halal, nutritionally sound food to Muslims and non-Muslims in the community who are finding it difficult to make ends meet. We have also recently launched the Personal Hygiene Packs as part of the HFB initiative. The need for this service is greater than what we can provide. Without your support, this project is not sustainable. Any way that you are able to assist is appreciated. HOW CAN YOU HELP? We are seeking regular donations of halal, non-perishable food, and funding to purchase urgent supplies as needed. > DONATE FOOD: Add an extra item or two of halal, non-perishable food to your grocery shopping and donate it at your closest collection point: http://australia.ansaarproject.org/viewproject.aspx?id=10 • Run a mini drive for donations amongst your family and friends - we can arrange to pick these up from you as needed. No donation is too small! • Bring them along on the packing day > DONATE WEALTH: We encourage you to be active in the donation process by making the effort to source and drop-off the needed items, thus nurturing giving and upholding Prophetic sunnah. If, however, your preferred method of donation is still cash, please contact me for more information on how to progress. > DONATE TIME: Register as a volunteer to attend the regular packing days and/or as a driver at http://alghazzali.org/register/melfoodbank > SPREAD THE WORD: • LIKE this page and SHARE it. • Forward this message on to friends and family who may also be able to support the project. This may include business or organisations which can host a donation collection point, or even community events at which collections are made. • Contact email@example.com to discuss any queries you may have, to arrange pick up of donations, and regarding marketing products / storage containers for the collection of donations. JazakAllah for your sincere concern for others. May Allah SWT reward your intentions and efforts, ameen.
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The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said: “There is a sadaqa (charity) due on every Muslim; if he cannot give because he does not have money, let him work so he can support himself and give charity; if he is unable to work, then let him help someone in need of his help; if he does not do that, let him adjoin good; if he does not do that, then he should not do evil or harm others: it will be written for him as a sadaqa.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
Assalamu 'alaikum Melbourne, We are in deep need of food donations, please! Pick up an item or two during your grocery shopping trip, and drop these off to your nearest collection point around Melbourne - link in the Comments. Do give generously: • Tinned fish • Tinned vegetables (other than tomato, beetroot, corn) • Tinned fruit • Tinned legumes • Long life milk • Rice (bulk donations OK) • Flour • Pasta • Oil (max. 1L bottles) • Sugar (bulk donations OK) • Pasta/cooking sauce • Sweet items (jam/chocolates/custard etc)
Assalamu 'alaikum Melbourne, The first packing day for 2015 is this Sunday, and we are still in need of the following foods, please: - Tinned fish - Tinned fruit -Tinned vegetables - Pasta Sauce - Oil (bulk OK) - Pasta - Flour - Jam PLEASE give generously. Thank you!
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Assalamu 'alaikum Melbourne, What a great year it's been for the HFB, alhamdulillah! We are gearing up for the last packing day of 2014, however our stores are empty, and we are in urgent need of donations of foods: • Rice (bulk donations OK) - • Pasta, Noodles • Flour • Tinned fish • Tinned legumes • Tinned vegetables • Tinned fruit • Oil (bulk donations OK) • Sugar, salt (bulk donations OK) • Pasta/cooking sauce • Sweet items (jam/chocolates/custard etc) • Coffee/honey PLEASE give generously!
Assalamu 'alaikum Melbourne, Alhamdulillah we held our inventory day yesterday, and we are in need of the following items for our November packing day on the 16th: • Rice (bulk donations OK) • Flour • Pasta, noodles • Breakfast cereals • Tinned / sealed soups • Tinned vegetables • Tinned fruit • Oil (bulk donations OK) • Sugar, salt (bulk donations OK) • Pasta/cooking sauce • Sweet items (jam/chocolates/custard etc) • Coffee/honey • Long life milk Links to drop-off points around Melbourne is in the comments - or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a direct pick-up. No donation is too small, every item help!
Assalumu 'alaikum Melbourne, September's packing day is scheduled for the 21st, and we are in urgent need of donations, particularly: ● Bulk donations: oil, sugar ● Packable sizes of these required: - Jam - Pasta / cooking sauces - Tinned fish - Tinned vegetables (other than beetroot and corn) - Tinned fruit - Long life milk - Vegetable soups Please, NO lentils, legumes or chickpeas as we have plenty of these alhamdulillah! Link to your closest donation drop-off point is in the comments. Please do give generously!
Assalamu 'alaikum Melbourne, The Prophet ﷺ said, “The best charity is that given in Ramadan.” [al-Tirmidhi] With your generous donations, we are very close to being able to pack 100 boxes this Ramadan, which will be our most in a month yet. However, we need the following items by the 20th in order to achieve this target: • Rice (bulk donations OK): 375kg • Pasta: 100kg • Healthy breakfast cereals: 50kg • Halal pre-packaged / tinned soups: 50kg • Tinned vegetables (other than beetroot): 116 tins • Pasta/cooking sauce: 30 jars We also need: • Oil (bulk donations OK) • Sugar, salt (bulk donations OK) • Sweet items (jam/chocolates/custard etc) • Tinned fish / halal meats • Tinned /dried fruit, dates • Flour Link to your closest donation drop-off points is in the comments. And may your intentions and efforts be rewarded in abundance, ameen.
Consider the impact your donation makes - to one, to many, it changes real lives. Following is feedback we received from a past recipient of the Halal Food Bank parcels: "Once upon a time I was going through the worst phase of my life... I had no money for rent, train tickets, bills or even food. My husband was mentally ill and in a ward and I was all alone. Some sisters lead me to you guys and I remembered getting food every two weeks in a box. It was a small gesture but so big, as no-one, not even my family were willing to help me. You guys made that difference. May Allah bless you all, grant you great health and inshallah on the day of judgement greet you with the rewards of your deeds and grant the hereafter for you and your families inshallah. Amin" We are only able to provide this service thanks to your generosity. Please do consider giving regularly to help continue this necessary initiative to the community!
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Salam Melbourne, Packing day is coming up, and we are still in need of the following items by the 17th, please: • Flour • Pasta • Tinned vegetable soups (other than tomato)* • Tinned fish* • Tinned vegetables* • Tinned fruit* • Jam* • Pasta / cooking sauces* • Long life milk *We run out of these items most frequently. Aldi's has shown to be the best value when purchasing for donations, except for tinned vegetables, which are best bought from Coles/Safeway for varieties other than beetroot and corn. Link to collection points in the Comments.
A joyous Eid Mubarak to all from the Halal Food Bank Melbourne team! May Allah SWT accept our good deeds, forgive our transgressions, and ease the suffering of all those around the world. InshaAllah we continue to maintain the good established in this month in worship, goodness and charity. Thanks to your generosity, this month we passed the 1100 mark in the number of food parcels provided to the needy since our inception, alhamdulillah! InshaAllah we only continue to increase our output in assisting the needy with your help. Please continue to remember the HFB team and the less fortunate in your du'as.
Assalamu 'alaikum, Melbourne, your donations have poured in from all over - Derrimut, Burnside Heights, Epping, Coburg, Mitcham, Glen Waverley and Narre Warren to Cranbourne - such that we packed 76 food parcels this month. Alhamdulillah! Please remember us in your du'as, and maintain the good established in this blessed month by continuing to give regularly after Ramadan ends. "(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying: 'We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks." (The Holy Quran, 76:8-9)
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Ramadan has come to you. (It is) a month of blessing, in which Allah covers you with blessing, for He sends down Mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers. In it, Allah looks at your competition (in good deeds), and boasts about you to His angels. So show Allah goodness from yourselves, for the unfortunate one is he who is deprived in (this month) of the mercy of Allah.” [Tabarani]