Zakat Foundation of America Community Center of Delaware’s Youth Group was recognized by the Food Bank of Delaware for its commitment and service to the community. These dedicated youth have been involved with the Food Bank of Delaware for many years now and, this year, they helped with the initial layout, planning, and weekly maintenance of the Food Bank of Delaware’s Newark Demonstration Garden.
In May, ZFCCD Youth Ambassadors paid a visit to the Food Bank to plant vegetables in the raised beds. They returned often throughout the growing season to help with the installation of drip irrigation, spread compost, clear weeds from the plant beds, lay down wood chips, and plant additional crops. The Food Bank of Delaware’s staff reported that these children were always energetic and respectful, and that they made sure to clean up after themselves each time, doing an amazing job of representing ZFCCD.
In October, the entire Zakat Foundation team competed in the Food Bank’s DelawareCAN competition. After collecting 812 pounds of food for the hungry in Delaware, they put together a structure with the collected items that represented a giant well with a bucket that read “water is life.” The structure received an award for “Most Creative.””
The ZFCCD Youth Ambassadors along with the Rescue Rangers have shown great dedication and resolve towards this humanitarian cause, and the Food Bank of Delaware was very pleased with their incredible service, awarding them in recognition for their generous contribution.