Russell Brand turns up for meal at Salvation Army’s homeless hostel in Whitechapel

PUBLISHED: 13:27 03 July 2015 | UPDATED: 13:27 03 July 2015

Russell Brand given meal at Salvation Army's Whitechapel hostel for the homeless

Russell Brand given meal at Salvation Army's Whitechapel hostel for the homeless

Muslim Aid

Comedian Russell Brand dropped by for dinner at the Salvation Army’s Booth House hostel in London’s East End last night to share a meal with the homeless.

Russell and some of the aid workers he metRussell and some of the aid workers he met

He joined volunteers from Muslim Aid international charity, based in Whitechapel, to serve up food for those staying at the nearby hostel in the Whitechapel Road.

The dinner was part of Muslim Aid’s annual ‘Feed the Fasting’ campaign, when food is provided for the homeless, as well those in need of support abroad.

“This is an example of communities coming together to help each other,” the comedian said. “It shows their generosity and the work of charities like Muslim Aid.”

The charity’s campaign takes place every Ramadan, during the month of daily fasting. It provides parcels with a month’s supply of food for people in 40 countries around the world.

Abu Akeem, the charity’s UK programme manager, said: “We are supporting people across the world as well as those right here on our doorstep. Many of us are fasting, but some won’t be able to have a proper meal afterwards, which is why we are here to help.”

The dinner at Booth House brought people together from all backgrounds to have a meal together.

The Muslim Aid charity last year sent out parcels to 227,000 people around the world with supplies of rice, pasta, tinned foods and biscuits.

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