Many organisations throughout the country take part in ‘homeless’ projects that provide individuals with either shelter, meals, tinned food etc. In August 2013, the British Muslim Youth decided to take part in similar efforts by providing a meal a week for the ‘houseless’ community.
The British Muslim Youth believes that the core principle in this project is to eradicate the view of these individuals being ‘Homeless’, but rather they are ‘houseless’. Due to certain circumstances, such as losing their job, lack of life opportunities or even unforeseen events, many individuals within this community are left without a shelter.
However a ‘Home’ is where a family lies and our organisation stresses that although they are without shelter or family, their family and therefore their home is with the British Muslim Youth.
Within these projects, individuals are presented with a free meal on a weekday evening, along with a conversation from members volunteering. It gives an insight for everyone to share stories, build bonds and relations with each other.
The food that has previously been provided has ranged from simple foods, to curry, rice, samosas and many Asian delicacies, which provides a different orientation of food within the week for the individuals.