AL-MARYAM is running its FOOD BOX & OPEN KITCHEN programs here to give-away raw and cooked food to the financial affected residents. This activity is carried on TWICE a week.
The ST2 postcode area is located in Stoke On Trent and contains a total of 855 individual postcodes; there are 19 electoral wards in it - but 11% of people are classed as having an AB social grade ['white-collar'], compared to 27% across the UK - giving an indication that there are areas of deprivation and high crime.
The above facts explains that why AL-MARYAM chose this area to serve the community.
AL-MARYAM used to provide them FREE hall-space for their events, birthday parties & mourning occasions - they are not in a position to afford even electricity and heating charges for their functions. AL-MARYAM bear all expenses - sometimes also provide them FREE stuff like cake/Tea/Coffee/ Biscuits etc to see smiles on their faces.
However, in winter season our activities go limited because there is no hot-water provision in kitchen and even in toilets which is against the Health & Safety rules.
We're striving hard to get that as the fore-most requirement.