(SACRAMENTO, CA, 4/22/2020) – Today, a coalition of Sacramento nonprofits will hand out 2,000 food boxes to families in need ahead of the holy month of Ramadan.
The content in the boxes is enough to feed a family of four for the entire month of Ramadan.
The effort is led by al-Misbaah and involves 13 other organizations including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Sacramento Valley office (CAIR-SV); the Refugee Enrichment and Development Association (REDA); SALAM Center; the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department; 5ivepillars; Masjid Annur Islamic Center; Tarbiya Institute; Muslim Mosque Association; Islamic Relief; The People of Sacramento; Masjid Al Tawheed; MAS Community and Youth Center (MCYC) Elk Grove; and Muslim Community of Folsom.
“As the Muslim community welcomes Ramadan, our holiest time of year, many families are reeling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This Ramadan will be unlike any other in recent memory amid the statewide COVID-19 stay-at-home order, meaning critical resources will be less accessible for vulnerable families,” said Farrukh Ershad, al-Misbaah public relations manager. “We hope these 2,000 care packages provide critical support for families who are struggling to stay afloat.”