Aiysha Amin: Eat of the Good Things

“Islam teaches us to stand up for justice. MADE’s Campaign Training programme helped open my eyes to the many ways of dealing with the injustices that take place in our global and local food systems.

There are not many organisations out there that can help individuals take their own personal Islamic teachings and develop them into actual projects. It has given me the confidence to start my own project at my local mosque in Leyton to re-distribute leftover food from a supermarket.”

About The Project

In 2011, MADE ran Eat of the Good Things working with 20 young Muslims on issues of ethical consumerism and sustainable food production. The volunteers set up a food growing project at Spitalfields City Farm and took part in monthly training workshops on campaigning. On World Food Day, the volunteers hit the streets of Whitechapel dressed as superheroes to raise awareness of food wastage.

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