A charity that helps with hot meals for those struggling during the cost-of-living crisis has its sights on reaching out to more people.

Harrow-based Islamic scholar and philanthropist Mufti Abdul Wahab set up the Al-Wahab Foundation to make a tangible difference in the borough of Harrow, making lives better and keeping hope alive.

It has worked with groups including My Yard Charity and London Community Kitchen through his Al-Wahab Foundation to provide cooked meals to deprived people and homeless people who may not be afford food.

The Rayners Lane charity has been running its Cooked Meals Project for the past three years, distributing more than 5,000 hot meals.

Harrow Times: Mufti Abdul-Wahab (right) with some of the meals distributed by the Al-Wahab Foundation

A total of 50 people benefitted with a bag of essential food and household products during the summer, and 50 homeless people were provided with a winter pack to keep them warm during the harsh winter weather last year.

Mufti Abdul Wahab, the chairman of AWF, said: “We want to predominantly work for our community in Harrow, before we spread out, as this is home and charity begins at home”.