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.
North Carolina is just one of many states in which Zakat Foundation of America will be giving food to the underserved, including South Carolina, Delaware, California, Washington and Illinois.
The humanitarian organization has one scheduled Friday in Greensboro, one Saturday in Durham, one Sunday in Lumberton, and one on Monday, Jan. 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) — in Durham. These distributions are nothing new for Zakat Foundation of America, which has given nearly 3 million pounds of fresh produce, meat and dairy products during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Greensboro distribution on Friday is set to provide hot food, as well as hygiene kits and 100 one-liter coconut water bottles — nature's extremely hydrating Gatorade, filled with electrolytes, vitamins and minerals. This will be in partnership with Al Shurah Community Resources and Al-Ummil Ummat Islamic Center. Councilwoman Sharon Hightower and Marikay Abuzaiter, City Council at Large, are expected to attend. Location: 2109 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Greensboro, NC 27406. Time: 3 p.m.
The Durham distribution on Saturday offers hot food as well as sets of school supplies. This is to support McDougal Terrace residents — the complex is the largest public housing facility in the state — and is done in partnership with Peak Equity & Education. Garrett Pearce, Policy and Disaster Relief Coordinator at North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, is expected to attend. Location: 1502 Sima Avenue, Durham, NC 27701. Time: 3 p.m.
The Lumberton distribution on Saturday intends to provide hot food and masks. The Islamic Center of Lumberton is partnering for this distribution. Location: 104 N. Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28358. Time: 12 p.m. (noon).
The Monday distribution in Durham is to provide hot food and masks, and to give hygiene kits. Jamaat Ibad Ar Rahman Masjid will be partnering with Zakat Foundation of America to support low-income neighborhoods and refugees. Durham Council Member Nida Allam is expected to attend. Location: 5122 Revere Road, Durham, NC 27713. Time: 4 p.m.