Islamic charity distributes food to honor the late Rev. King’s dedication to service

LUMBERTON — More than 300 meals were given to people in need on Monday by an Islamic charitable organization that used the giveaway to commemorate the dedication of service of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day event staged by the Zakat Foundation took place for the third year in the parking lot between the Robeson County Public Library and the Islamic Center in Lumberton.

“We believe in giving back to the community,” said Nayma Kose, director of the Zakat Foundation’s Durham center. “We really believe that is what he (King) believed in.”

The plates were filled with Mediterranean-style chicken, salad and rice prepared in a restaurant in Raleigh. Children volunteers made brownies to distribute to families with children. Bags filled with socks, fruit and toiletries also were given away…

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