COVENTRY’S Langar Aid has been helping support refugees arriving into the UK from Afghanistan.
The organisation – part of the Coventry, Solihull, and Warwickshire Resilience Team – received a call last Monday from Solihull Borough Council requesting food and help.
Around 1,000 goodie bags were requested for refugees as they were all still stranded.
On the Tuesday, volunteers began preparing 1,000 cheese sandwiches and lunch bags containing crisps, a cereal bar, juice or a drink and serviettes.
They were then delivered to Birmingham International Airport and the same response was given up until Thursday meaning the hard-working Langar Aid team had prepared and dropped off more than 3,000 of the packed lunches.
Avtar Kaur, the project manager of Langar Aid – part of Khalsa Aid International, said: “We were honoured to be able to provide support for Afghan refugees arriving into the UK.
“This is the least we could do for them to provide support, comfort and welcome them during difficult times.
“Our volunteers are the backbone of Langar Aid, because of them we can overcome any challenges that come our way.
“Our volunteers were proud and amazed at how they were able to come together and in such short notice prepare such large quantity of food and bags.”