Mosques Mobilize to Fight Hunger in Peel

MCP Member Organizations Take Part in Food Drive to Make Sure No One Goes Hungry this Eid

 

Mississauga-September 1, 2016

As over 1.6 billion Muslims get ready for this Eid of sacrifice in Abrahamic tradition, Muslim Council of Peel member organizations in Peel appeal to their congregations to donate food to help local food banks meet the demand.

 

“The Brampton Islamic Centre is a regular contributor to the Brampton Food Share Network’s food banks and is proud to work in collaboration with MCP member organizations this Eid. After all, Eid-ul-Uddah is about sacrifice and sharing food with those who are less fortunate in our local community,” states MCP Treasurer and Brampton Islamic Centre representative Muntaz Alli.

 

Rice is one of those items in most demand and Masjid Farooq plans to asks its congregants to bring as much  as they can of the same rice they would feed their own families.

 

Alhuda Institute, The Muslim Association of Canada, Sayeda Khadija Centre  and SeekersHub have ongoing initiatives to support local food banks. They are stepping up their efforts since hunger in Peel is on the rise.

 

Some Muslim organizations have in-house food banks and partnerships to ensure that halal and cultural food requirements are met supplementing the availability of food through local food banks including the Mississauga Food Bank. MCP member organization, DawaNet, recently launched its Halal Serve project unique in that it delivers food to individuals and families who face significant barriers to transportation.

 

“We are communicating and collaborating through MCP to make greater impact to fight hunger in Peel. Our member organizations who cannot physically collect food are certainly dedicated to raising awareness on the issues and contribute much needed funds to families in crisis through a variety of means. This has certainly been evident in supporting Syrian newcomers settling in Peel. Organizations like the West-End Islamic Centre, Muslim Neighbour Nexus and IPC/Jame Masjid Mississauga otherwise known as Cooper’s Mosque have been extremely generous in meeting the needs of the community,” states Rabia Khedr, MCP Executive Director.