Canada Faiths Unite to Support Food Banks

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As Lent, Passover and Ramadan converge in April this year, Muslims, Jews, and Christians are offered a golden opportunity for family gatherings and prayers.

FEED THE POOR

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.

“Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah?s cause, or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night. (Bukhari)

To make the best of these holy days, an interfaith food drive will be launched in Canada on Friday, April 15, Iqra.ca reported.

In the charity drive, which runs till April 30, participating mosques, churches, synagogues and other faith groups will ask their members and congregants to make a contribution at www.give30.org/donate.

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“During this holy season, we come together in solidarity, compassion and kindness and join the Give 30 Campaign to support local food banks,” said Muneeb Nasir, Executive Director of the Cordoba Centre for Civic Engagement.

“There are many people in our world who find it difficult to make ends meet; the pandemic has only amplified their struggles and their needs. During this holy season as we take stock of our blessings, let us turn our minds and hearts to those who may not have enough.”

Canada Faiths Unite to Support Food Banks - About Islam

Giving Food

The Give 30 Campaign allows donors to make a donation to a foodbank of their choice in their locality.

“All our faiths call us to service – to give comfort, aid, and fellowship to those in need. Let’s unite in common humanity to harness this principle and make a better world for all,” says Ziyaad Mia, founder of the annual Give30 campaign.

“Let’s be generous, kind, and compassionate to the friend and the stranger alike and respond to selfishness with generosity, division with social solidarity, and meanness with compassion and kindness,” added Muneeb Nasir.

Give 30 was created in 2012 from the seed of an idea to help people. Since then, it has grown into a grassroots movement against hunger and poverty supporting organizations working in communities across Canada, the US, and Australia.

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