Baltimore Muslims Host Food Drive to Help Hungry Families

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The past three months have been full of nightmare, as travel bans, global health concerns, and business shutdowns have impacted negatively on the American community.

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Feeding the poor and needy is an act that draws us closer to Allah. We earn His forgiveness, mercies and blessings through this act of charity.

“Whoever gives food to a fasting person with which to break his fast will have a reward equal to his, without it detracting in the slightest from the reward of the fasting person” Al-Tirmidhi

Many families have also struggled to make ends meet amid workers’ layoffs during COVID-19 pandemic.

In Baltimore, a Muslim group is helping those in need with a food drive.

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Held on Sunday, the Muslim Social Services Agency and partners gave away food gift cards, hot meals, water, and canned goods to people who are suffering from the negative impact of the coronavirus.

“You have to give back. I hear all the time we are in this together then act like we are in this together go ahead and help people out,” founder Hassan Amin told ABC Baltimore.

“You know people are hurting you have money in your pocket get it out and give.”

Baltimore Muslims Host Food Drive to Help Hungry Families - About Islam
Baltimore Muslims Host Food Drive to Help Hungry Families - About Islam
Baltimore Muslims Host Food Drive to Help Hungry Families - About Islam

This is not the only effort by the Muslim Social Services Agency in Baltimore.

Once a month, Muslim Social Services Agency goes to the location where the homeless in Baltimore gather. 

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Volunteers provide them with a healthy lunch that includes a sandwich, drink, fruit, a snack, as well as hygiene items.

The agency has also begun to help several senior citizens apartment complexes after the events in Baltimore left them without access to medicine, food, hygiene items and household supplies.  

Muslim Social Services Agency was joined by ICNA Relief, Islamic Relief and the Zakat Foundation to provide the senior citizens with the necessities of life. 

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