Celtic FC Foundation has partnered with Islamic Relief UK to help feed local communities.

Staff and volunteers worked for two days at the Gateway Church in Dalmarnock to help pack and distribute 500 food packages to schools and charitable organisations.

The organisations say their work has helped to feed 1000 individuals and families.

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The packages contained various items such as tinned vegetables, tinned soup, cereal and biscuits, as well as an ASDA voucher worth £15.

This is the third year that the two organisations have worked together, having recently distributed 100 gifts to families in poverty over the Muslim holiday of Eid.

Both organisations have acknowledged the ongoing cost of living crisis, which has placed additional strains on household budgets across the country.

The National: Staff and volunteers made 500 food packages over two daysStaff and volunteers made 500 food packages over two days (Image: Haaris Karim)

Tony Hamilton, chief executive of Celtic FC Foundation, said: “We managed to do this in March, thanks to Islamic Relief UK, and we’re delighted we can do it again.

“The need, however, is greater than what we are doing and ideally we want to find ways to do much more of this across all of our communities.”

Tufail Hussain, Director of Islamic Relief UK said: “We are proud to have worked with Celtic FC Foundation who are doing amazing work providing for their local communities.

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“The summer holidays should be a time of enjoyment and relaxation for young people, instead they are having to deal with hunger and the stress it causes themselves and their parents.

“The cost of living crisis in the UK is continuing to wreak havoc on families as many go hungry and are unable to pay their bills. This should simply not be the case in the UK.”