On June 11th 2015, we launched our annual Sponsor-A-Ramadan Project in order to help feed deserving low-income families this Ramadan. This project is for the benefit of hand-picked families who are in great need of food specifically. Most of our families this year were families with over 5 members. Since our launch, we have had an amazing outpour of support from families all over South-Eastern Michigan who selflessly joined our cause in sponsoring 22 families for the entire month of Ramadan.
On Saturday June 13th, volunteers came out to help package the food that our sponsors provided. The event was held inside of the MFS food pantry. Volunteers were to fill boxes according to the food list provided and the amount of members per family. Dry food supplies like dates, rice, beans, oils, teas, canned veggies, pastas, various spices and much more went into each family's box.
On Monday June 15th, perishable foods were added such as milk, chicken, steak, stew beef and juices. Clients were supplemented with funds to purchase additional perishables such as garlic, onions, fresh fruits and vegetables. Monday was our target day to make sure that all boxes were delieverd to each client family. Volunteers were given specific client addresses in order to deliver their specialized food boxes.
Some of our delivery brothers
Naturally, the recipents of these Ramadan food boxes were all very grateful to have their nourishment needs met for this Ramadan. A simple act of providing food for a family can have a profound effect on the quality of their Ramadan. With one less concern, these families can focus on increasing their ibaadah (good works). Many of these families will now be able to invite their neighbors to iftar (break fast) in their homes in full gratitude that Allah (swt) has not only provided for their family, but their neighbor's as well.
May Allah (swt) reward all of the wonderful Muslims who sponsored a family this Ramadan! May you recieve blessings for each morsel of food swallowed by these families. In the midst of all of the ills taking place in the world today, it is refreshing to see that humanity has not been lost.Add a comment Add a comment