- Event is part of the annual National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day
- Muslim volunteers pack 3000 free meals for the homeless and the poor
- Launched in 2016, this is the Muslim Soup Kitchen Project’s eighth year.
Muslim volunteers from all ages gathered on Saturday, July 29, to pack and serve around 3000 free meals for delivery in sites in Albany, Schenectady and Troy.
The effort came as part of the Muslim Soup Kitchen Project’s participation in the annual National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day, when volunteers prepare meals for the homeless and the poor.
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The effort “is the true meaning of faith in action,” said Sohaib Chekima, principal of Annur Islamic School, Times Union reported.
“The organizers and their volunteers know nothing about the beneficiaries other than their appreciation for a fresh homemade meal.”
Launched in 2016, this is the Muslim Soup Kitchen Project (MSKP) eights year.
The effort, which began in Albany, New York, brings Muslim and non-Muslim organizations together to serve those in need.
Volunteers served free meals at several different sites to foster unity and address the universal issue of hunger.
Worth-mentioning that for years the MSKP has been feeding thousands of local families and individuals in need. The group holds monthly Soup kitchens and drives at various locations throughout NY and nationally throughout the US.
What started as a small local effort by students in 2003 in Albany, NY, has now reached thousands of families.