Day for the Hungry: Mecca Center Hosts Zakat Foundation of America Volunteer Day

We held another signature Zakat Foundation of America Volunteer Day on January 26, 2018, this time in partnership with The Mecca Center. Volunteers packed and delivered lunches for Chicago's needy, homeless and elderly. A whopping 300 young volunteers from The Mecca MVMT youth group packed 500 lunches with 14 food items, from turkey and cheese sandwiches, to apples, chips, cookies, and water in a snappy 20 minutes.

The next morning, staff and volunteers headed out and put the lunch bags in the hands of hungry homeless on Chicago’s South Side, and low-income elderly residents at the historic Rosenwald Court Apartments in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

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