On May 12, this Ramadan, Mother’s Day was spent thinking of others. Zakat Foundation partnered with Masjid Ibadurrahman and The Islamic Center of Lumberton to distribute a total of 500 grocery packages to families in honor of Mother’s Day. Robeson County is still recovering from last September’s Hurricane Florence devastation. Florence caused $17 billion in damage to the state, by far the greatest natural disaster in North Carolina history.
The 25-pound food packages distributed included rice, oil, flour, soups, pasta and pasta sauce, along with canned chickpeas, vegetables, and kidney beans.
Other partner organizations aiding with grocery box voucher distribution include the Islamic Association of Raleigh, Islamic Center of Morrisville, Welcome House for Refugees, and Benson Memorial United Methodist Church.