Birmingham’s hardened families will receive Diwali food baskets ahead of Festival of Lights

Dozens of struggling Birmingham families receive food baskets from a group of volunteers ahead of Diwali.

Organizers of the Diwali Basket Brigade said they raised £ 25,000 to pay for 2,500 baskets for those in need ahead of the Festival of Lights.

Thousands of families in Brum, Manchester and London have been nominated by charities and community groups to get the bags of food and household items.

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More than 500 baskets – which include vegetarian food, a Diwali candle and hygiene products – will be distributed only in 2020.



Diwali is celebrated by thousands of families in Birmingham

Group co-founder Deepak Parekh said the impact of the pandemic meant the need was greater than ever.

“There is still a part of the community that unfortunately lives in very difficult circumstances,” he told BBC News West Midlands.

“It’s just a little that we can do to give something back on this very auspicious occasion of Diwali.”

Diwali, celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains around the world.

The celebrations take place over five days known as Dhanteras (Day of Fortune), Naraka Chaturdashi (Day of Knowledge), Diwali (Day of Light), Annakut (New Year) and Bhai Duj (Day of Knowledge). love between brothers and sisters).

In 2021, those days will be November 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

The third day, this year Thursday, November 4, is considered the main and most important day.

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