Press Releases

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Spreading the love in Dr. King’s honor

Zakat Foundation of America is set to hold a set of food distributions across the country this week in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Find out where you can help.

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North Carolina to feel the love with food distributions honoring Dr. King

Zakat Foundation of America is set to hold a set of food distributions in North Carolina this week in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Zakat Foundation collaborates with USDA Farmers to Families program to distribute more than 1,200 food packages

Zakat Foundation of America is holding another food distribution in collaboration with local, North Carolina-based groups and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families program.

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Zakat Foundation of America partnering with \LDurham Mayor to feed low-income families

Zakat Foundation of America will be partnering USDA Farmers to Families and several mosques and churches to distribute 1,248 food boxes to Durham’s underprivileged. This includes meat, vegetables, milk and other dairy products.

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Zakat Foundation receives Charity Navigator’s top rank for seventh consecutive year

Zakat Foundation of America has once again received Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating, the highest it awards. This marks the ninth year the organization has received this top rating from Charity Navigator.

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Zakat Foundation’s Halil and Donna Demir Win ARISE Chicago Award

ARISE Chicago, a workers and faith-community alliance for workplace justice, honored Zakat Foundation of America’s Executive Director Halil Demir and its Health Advisor Donna Demir, RN, with its highest annual honor, the 2020 Arise Chicago Faithful Leadership Award.

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Zakat Foundation of America announces launch of ZakatShop™ for serving humanity

Zakat Foundation of America is set to launch its first ecommerce site, ZakatShopTM, where 100% of proceeds from every purchase will go toward the organization’s life-changing humanitarian programs.

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Zakat Foundation of America awarded BBB Great Nonprofits top ratings once again

Zakat Foundation of America has once again met all 20 of the Better Business Bureau’s Standards for Charity Accountability. The next day, Great Nonprofits announced Zakat Foundation as a top-rated nonprofit, receiving five out of five stars in its rating. Zakat Foundation has received this ranking from Great Nonprofits since 2013.

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Duke University awards grant to Zakat Foundation to provide books for public housing residents

Zakat Foundation is also hosting a drive-through distribution for 100 refugee kids on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

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Cricket Wireless team in two-day COVID-19 food drive

Zakat Foundation and Cricket Wireless have joined hands for two upcoming grocery-box giveaways on Sept. 24 and 27 to feed deeply impoverished families.

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Hispanic Heritage Month with Food Relief to Chicago

Zakat Foundation of America is honoring Hispanic Heritage Month with farm-fresh produce and dairy goods giveaway in pandemic relief for Latinx families in and around Chicago.

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Chicago Elected Officials to help distribute 4 tons of fresh food, PPE to Chicago Latino families

On Wednesday, Sept. 2, Zakat Foundation of America will deliver and distribute farm-fresh produce, and medical masks to Pilsen families hit hard by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.