"THE greatest gift for Ramadan" is how social activist Inshan Ishmael has described that the charity food drive at Barakah Grounds, Chaguanas, which has reached thousands of families. 
Ishmael spoke to Express shortly before midday on Sunday 19, April when he said at least 10,000 people had received food stuff and other necessities, and over the last two days.
He said thousands of Venezuelans were also among the recipients. 
 
Ramadan, a period of reflection, prayer and fasting for Muslims, is expected to being on Thursday. 
Ishmael said, "This is the greatest feeling, greatest gift for Ramdan. This is what Ramdan teaches you. I starve but people get food. This should bring joy to everyone for Ramdan. We are seeing Muslims, Hindus, Christians and everyone here. Ramadan is going to be very special because this is more blessing to me." 
The charity drive was expected to begin at 9 a.m., but from 5 a.m. people began assembling near the grounds at Narsaloo Ramaya Marg Road. 
Central Division Police officers responded to maintain social distancing measures and disperse crowds. 
Ishmael said the drive will continue throughout Ramadhan and praised his 150 volunteers assisting him daily. 
 
Express Chief Photographer DEXTER PHILIP visited the charity drive in Chaguanas and captured these images.