Southeast Michigan Served through Ramadan Food Drive

During the Holy month of fasting, spiritual purification and charitable giving, Muslims Michiganians donate money and volunteer their time to help feed hungry.

One of the key mosques in Farmington, The Tawheed Center (www.tawheedcenter.org), through their food drive program, helps fulfill the important religious obligation of feeding the hungry, particularly in this Holy month. It is a key part of the Ramadan Fight Against Hunger Campaign of MMCC.

What: The Annual Tawheed Center Food Drive serving more than 850 needy families in 30 communities of Southeastern Michigan. The effort is a totally volunteer driven program ongoing for 18 years, organized by a group of Muslim engineers from GM, Ford, and Chrysler, along with their entire families.

Young and old gather to prepare and package food, starting at 10:00 AM while fasting. Then, they help load up trucks and deliver food to the needy.

Where: Volunteers to arrive at the Sam’s Club dock area. 32625 Northwestern Hwy, Farmington Hills, Michigan.

When: Saturday, July 26th, 2014. Food packaging and loading will continue from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm or when everything is completed. The food will then be delivered by volunteers to various sites throughout the region. No advance commitment is required. Volunteers may choose the time they prefer to serve. Muslims and non-Muslims are all welcome to join this noble effort.

CONTACT: Mr. Dawood Zwink, Executive Director Dzwink@mimuslimcouncil.com (313) 505-2423.

MMCC MISSION:

1. Promote unity and cooperation among the diverse Muslim communities, cultures, ethnic backgrounds and races by convening and mobilizing the Muslim community

2. To promote the best Islamic and American values through advocacy, and organizing service, education and partnerships and coalitions with ethnic racial, religious, education and civic organizations, government and the media others

3. Pursue social justice, improve human relations and uphold human rights in America.

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