USA: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s Allen Mosque to distribute food, host blood drive on Sept. 10 & 11

Honor the fallen, serve the living: Allen mosque gears up for food giveaway, commemorative blood drive

Garrett Cook, gcook@starlocalmedia.com

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*Ahmadiyya Movement mosque of Allen to distribute food, host blood drive Sept. 10 & 11

*Mosque hopes to answer challenge of finding the needy in affluent community

*Free produce, few other food items available on first-come, first-serve basis

*Blood drive honors Sept. 11 victims by saving lives today

It may sound absurd that it could be difficult to give away food, but that’s the position the Ahmadiyyah Movement find themselves in going into their second annual food distribution event.

The Allen mosque is once again teaming up with the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to give away free produce and other food items from a mobile food pantry from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 10, at 1850 Hedgcoxe Road.

NTFB often partners with churches, businesses or other community organizations to target people in their communities who are in need. Ammar Syed of the Ahmadiyyah Muslim Community in Allen said they have worked on various programs with the NTFB over the past several years and jumped on the opportunity to host a mobile food pantry last year to help the needy in the Allen community.

Read more @ http://starlocalmedia.com/allenamerican/news/honor-the-fallen-serve-the-living-allen-mosque-gears-up/article_f5b5aa02-6faa-11e6-aff7-573b208df571.html

2 replies

  1. a word of appreciation for ahmadiyya muslim community,thats the humanity that in memory of 9/11 victims they r contributing this way.

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