A charity based in Hyson Green was the lucky receiver of a generous donation from the Duchess of Sussex.
Himmah has been recently awarded no less than £10,000 from the Royal foundation to help tackling poverty, racism and social exclusion.
The charity on Gamble street provides more than 650 emergency food parcels every month to people across the city and serves over 60 hot meals every week.
The donation from Meghan’s foundation has been put towards stocking the food bank and purchasing equipment, as well as providing vital funds for the Salaam Shalom Kitchen – the only joint Muslim and Jewish community kitchen in the UK.
Sajid Mohammed, director at Himmah, added: “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 donation was comprised of revenue raised for The Royal Foundation from the sale of Together: Our Community Cookbook.
The Duchess of Sussex gifted the donation so that the charity can ‘continue transforming lives through the power of cooking and food’.
Sajid added: “This year has been incredibly tough for a lot of people, we’ve seen a huge increase in uptake for our services since the start of the pandemic.
“The Pantry will help people back on…