Press Release

Zakat Foundation of America, DoorDash working together to feed thousands of California’s hungry this month

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Just days into the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has begun — a month of fasting, spiritual discipline and gratitude — and Zakat Foundation of America is on the ground in California and nationwide, delivering meals to the hungry. Zakat Foundation and DoorDash teamed up from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. this morning to give hot meals to the hungry in Pomona, California.

Zakat Foundation of America is also hosting two food distributions Saturday, the first of which is in partnership with DoorDash and the city of Hayward and Pro Tempore Mayor Aisha Wahab.

Not everyone who fasts has a meal guaranteed at the end of the day; many do so with hope and determination to find a way to break their fasts at sunset. That’s why this Ramadan, Zakat Foundation of America is providing at least 100,000 meals domestically in a campaign called Feel the Hunger to Do Good — 15,000 of those meals in partnership with DoorDash. In addition to the 15,000 meals, Zakat Foundation of America and DoorDash are pledging another meal for every meal photo posted to social media that tags them (@ZakatUS and @DoorDash).

With an international, multilingual photo campaign, the organization is urging the public to tell the world they’re taking a stand against the hunger crisis. By simply adding a profile photo to one of their designed frames and sharing to social media, the public helps raise awareness of the hunger crisis and helps the organization feed hundreds of thousands this Ramadan. 

“Regardless of your spiritual closeness to God, the first visceral reaction when fasting during Ramadan is hunger, a feeling that unfortunately unites us,” said Amna Mirza, Chief Marketing Officer at Zakat Foundation of America. “Food insecurity exists everywhere. Our campaign, Feel the Hunger to Do Good, is turning that visceral reaction into an action to help — to do good.”

Donors can directly combat hunger by giving a warm meal to hungry people in nearly 50 countries for just $5, or a food package that feeds a family of five for the month for just $60. Contributions can be made directly to the nonprofit’s website at zakat.org, or donors can work with friends to raise money through Zakat Foundation of America’s crowdfunding campaign on LaunchGood. Zakat Foundation of America is even being featured in Facebook’s #MonthofGood campaign for Ramadan

UPCOMING EVENT DETAILS

  • Saturday, April 17, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Hot meal distribution with DoorDash; in partnership with city of Hayward and Pro Tempore Mayor Aisha Wahab
    Matt Jimenez Community Center
    28200 Ruus Road, Hayward, CA, 94544

  • Saturday, April 17, 6 p.m.
    Drive-thru Iftar dinner — hot meals for those in need
    Islamic Center of Fountain Valley
    16551 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708

  • Wednesday, April 21, noon
    Hot meal distribution with DoorDash
    Alameda Food Bank
    650 West Ranger Avenue, Alameda, CA, 94501

  • Saturday, April 24, 6 p.m.
    Drive-thru Iftar dinner — hot meals for those in need
    Al Noor Foundation
    14522 Goldenwest Street, Westminster, CA, 92863

  • Wednesday, April 28, 8 p.m.
    Iftar Distribution
    Islamic Center of Yorba Linda
    4382 Eureka Avenue, Yorba Linda, CA, 92886