Archive for June 2008
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that over 35.5 million people in the United States live in households considered to be food insecure. Of these 35.5 million, 22.9 million are adults (10.4 percent of all adults) and 12.6 million are children (17.2 percent of all children). Each year, the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center in association with the Muslim American Society, makes an effort to fight hunger here in our country by providing thousands of pounds of meat to needy families and individuals by raising support and awareness of this problem on their annual Humanitarian Day.
“As a faith based initiative, we want to help the community to develop an awareness of the problem of hunger as well as address it,” said Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, Director of Outreach for the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center. “It is for this reason that we continuously reach out to the entire community including people of other faiths. Hunger knows no religion”
On Saturday, June 28th, the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center continued its tradition of community service and fighting against hunger by distributing over 300 meals to needy individuals and families. Additionally, the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center has a renown Social Services program which feeds dozens of needy families in the local community. Since its inception, the DAH Social Services program has provided food, clothing, prayer, counseling, and community referrals to those living in poverty.
As article about our efforts to reach out to our neighbors
Va. Mosque Reaches Out, Joining Immigrant Fabric
By Pamela Constable
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, June 13, 2008; A01 Read the rest of this entry »