CHICKEN biryani and fresh fruit have been dished up at shelters as Scotland’s Ahmadi Muslims target help to the homeless.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Scotland has served up more than 500 meals for those using shelters in Glasgow alone.

Volunteers have delivered further packages to facilities in Dunfermline and Edinburgh during the pandemic.

Meanwhile, further supplies have also been distributed to hospitals in Dundee, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes and more to support the NHS staff working to protect patients from coronavirus.

On the outreach to shelters, a spokesperson said the community was responding to reports that “homeless has been hit hard by the impact of this pandemic”.

The work has taken place during the holy month of Ramadan, with hotline in place for those in need of assistance.

Muhammad Ahsan Ahmad, regional president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Scotland, said: “In these difficult times, many may feel insecure and afraid, but our message to fellow Scots is one of solidarity, unity and security.

“Our message is that we are here for you, so if you need help just pick up a phone to call.”

The hotline can be reached on 0333 880 6619.

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