ISLAMIC Relief Canada launched its largest ever country-wide Ramadan Warm Meals campaign last week. The charity partnered with more than 25 restaurants in 21 cities across Canada to prepare more than 3,000 meals. Islamic Relief’s volunteer teams delivered the meals from April 16 to 18 to partner organizations that provide services to homeless individuals, seniors and low-income families.
“Since the pandemic began, many people have lost their jobs and face financial difficulties, which affects their ability to feed their families,” said Reyhana Patel, head of communications and government relations at Islamic Relief Canada.
“During the holy month of Ramadan — a time when Muslims fast and are encouraged by our faith to provide meals for the hungry — we want to reach as many people as possible.”
In British Columbia, Islamic Relief delivered 300 meals made by two restaurants to Guildford Islamic Centre and Jamea Masjid (both in Surrey) and Masjid Al Salam (Burnaby) over three days.
Hot meals were also delivered in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan.