Islamic Society of Michiana holds mobile food pantry
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- The Islamic Society of Michiana is helping to feed those who are not able to put food on the table during these uncertain times.
On Saturday morning, cars filled the parking lot at the Islamic center in South Bend as volunteers distributed over 100 boxes of food to those in need in the Michiana area.
“It is very touching and kind gesture from the members of the Islamic Society of Michiana to reach out to our own community, our neighbors in the Michiana area,” Mohammad Sirajuddin, the Imam at the Islamic Society of Michiana said.
The Islamic Society of Michiana partnered with the Food Bank of Northern Indiana to bring a mobile drive thru food panty to make sure that people in need-during these tough times-have enough food to eat.
“This is unprecedented times that the country is going through and the community is also going through with the COVID-19,” Ismail Al-Ani, the president of the Islamic Society of Michiana said. “There have been several people who have lost their jobs who cannot put food on the table and we wanted to help them out at the time of need.”
Al-Ani said especially during the month of Ramadan, when Muslims around the world fast from sunrise to sunset, it is important to give back to the community.
“That’s when they feel the hunger, they feel for other people who are in need, and we wanted to do our part in this community and help the people who are in need,” Al-Ani said.
The Islamic Society of Michiana will be holding another mobile food pantry drive thru on Saturday, 9, 2020 at 10 a.m. at their mosque on Hepler Street in South Bend.