The community project, based in Gamble Street in the Hyson Green area of the city, provides more than 650 emergency food parcels every month to people across the city, as well as serving more than 60 hot meals every week.
Reacting to the donation, Himmah’s director Sajid Mohammed joked: “For ages I thought the whole thing was a hoax.
“They kept emailing me and ringing me about the donation saying it was from the Duchess of Sussex and I just couldn’t believe it – I was utterly gobsmacked and hugely humbled that Meghan knew about our charity and wanted to support us.
“It’s an absolutely incredible sum and we’re so very grateful.”
The charity said the money from Meghan’s foundation has been put towards stocking the food bank, purchasing equipment and providing vital funds for the Salaam Shalom Kitchen – the only joint Muslim and Jewish community kitchen in the UK.
Karen Worth, co-chair and trustee Salaam Shalom Kitchen, said: “We are so delighted and pleased that Salaam Shalom Kitchen has been noticed and chosen by the Duchess of Sussex.
“The money given to us by her foundation will help to continue our important work in Hyson Green area of Nottingham, which is one the most deprived areas of the city.”
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