COVID-19 frontline appreciation, Afghan refugees resettlement support fundraising dinner

ON Saturday, October 16, the Muslim Foodbank and Community Services Society will be hosting a COVID-19 Frontline Appreciation and Afghan Refugees Resettlement Support Fundraising Dinner at the Riverside Grand Ballroom in Richmond. The event aims to engage the local community and showcase the vital work that is being done by the MFBCS.

The organization hopes to combat issues of food insecurity on a local level. Every month the MFBCS feeds around 5,000 individuals. In addition, through their ASPIRE programs, the organization provides case management services as well as education, employment, counselling and community support with the goal of promoting self-reliance.

This year’s event will raise funds for the benefit of the local communities and to help the Muslim Food Bank and Community Services continue to run its much needed client based programs that serve humanity and the increase in demand on its resources to support and resettle Afghan refugees in Canada.

The fundraiser will feature a lecture by Dr. Munir El Kassem, a comedy show by Hassan Phills and a live performance by Ayub Salahuddin.

For more information about the organization and the event, as well as tickets, visit the MFBCS website at