UK charity Human Appeal have teamed up with Hellmann’s to offer free ‘Iftar for All’ food parcels for those who need it most this Ramadan.

The ‘Iftar for All’ initiative will be available to people across the country throughout the holy month and will see free food parcels distributed across the London, Birmingham, and Manchester regions.

To create the parcels, Hellmann’s partnered with Afia Begom of Afelia’s Kitchen, a British-Bangladeshi chef and recipe developer, who handpicked a selection of ingredients that pair together to create a week’s worth of tasty Iftar meals, without waste. 

The ingredients will include a mix of non-perishable, halal food products that can be consumed by all, including chickpeas, dates and Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise.

The parcels will feature recipes for traditional Iftar meals, created by Afia, alongside inspiration in how to make the most out of the ingredients you have while minimising waste.

The Iftar For All food parcels will be available at the selected beneficiary centres, including Sufra Foodbank in London, Birmingham Central Mosque and Homeless Aid UK in Bolton. Parcels will be available for collection from 3 April nationwide, and will be facilitated by Human Appeal.

Rachel Chambers, Hellmann’s Brand Manager, said: “We’re proud to be working with the Human Appeal to support those in need on the occasion of Ramadan this year. At Hellmann’s, we’re on a mission to reduce food waste and we know celebratory occasions can result in even more leftover foods. That’s food and money that families could be saving.

“In previous years, we’ve supported organisations like the Ramadan Tent Project and the Shahid Afridi Foundation foodbank through work with That Fat Cow. We hope this year’s initiative will really help some families across the country, whether they are sharing an Iftar meal with loved ones, or simply struggling to afford food during these difficult times.”

Human Appeal, founded in Manchester in 1991, provides ongoing humanitarian support at home and abroad, including alleviating hunger and poverty.

Owais Khan, Deputy CEO at Human Appeal, said: “We’re so pleased to be partnering with a power brand like Hellmann’s during Ramadan to kick-start an inclusive call to action to support those in need in the country while also raising awareness around hunger, food security and reducing food waste. Sharing food and Iftar is in the spirit of special occasions like Ramadan, and we want to show people how they can share and give back to those in need around them.”

How to claim a box People are asked to contact their nearest participating beneficiary to check their eligibility, before collecting one of the food parcels. The Iftar For All food parcels will be available to the public from the 3rd of April, until stocks run out.

The Iftar For All food items include:

• Rice
• Biscuits
• Pasta
• Baked beans
• Tinned tomatoes
• UHT/long life milk
• Hellmann’s Original Real mayonnaise
• Knorr Vegetable stock cubes
• Pot Noodle noodle packets
• Potatoes
• Tinned or fresh fruit
• Canned chickpeas
• Red split lentils
• Dates

Benefiting foodbanks from where parcels will be available for all

• Birmingham Central Mosque foodbank (0121 440 5355)
• Incredible Surplus (

Greater Manchester
• Homeless Aid UK (Bolton) (0800 124 4641)
• Aspire 2 Inspire Communities (Rochdale) (

London /Luton
• Discover Islam Luton (01582 452356)