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.
The distribution, set for Friday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m., will be held at Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman, located at 5122 Revere Road, Durham, NC 27713. Durham’s Mayor Steve Schewel is set to help speak at the distribution. The mosques and churches will be picking up the food boxes to distribute at their locations, as well as pre-selected families. Extra boxes are available and open to the public to receive as needed.
“I am grateful for our many nonprofits in Durham like the Zakat Foundation that are rising to the occasion and finding ways to get food to Durham residents in need,” Mayor Schewel said. “They are a crucial part of our community’s response to the pandemic, which requires we all do what we can to help one another through this crisis.”
Zakat Foundation’s Nayma Kose, who manages the organization’s North Carolina community center and more, said she is happy that together, Zakat Foundation and its partners are going to stock up 1,248 North Carolina families with fresh produce and dairy.
“We are grateful for the Durham Mayor’s Office for being so helpful in making sure this distribution goes smoothly,” Kose said. “Thanks to all partner mosques and churches for helping make sure boxes go to people in need.”
The other partners in the distribution:
Islamic association of Raleigh
North Durham Masjid
Islamic Center of Morrisville
Morning Star World Harvest Church
St James Missionary Baptist Church
Alnoor Islamic Center
Separate from this event, also at 4 p.m. this Friday, Zakat Foundation of America will be holding a distribution in Raleigh, North Carolina, also working with USDA Farmers to Families. The Raleigh distribution is set to be held at 524 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27610, partnering with MarSha MedSpa & Bridge of Hoope Ministries at Morning Star World Harvest Church.