Stop Hunger Now project-Food sent; Communities partnering

578137At the 50th anniversary ISNA National Convention in Washington, DC, this past Labor Day, a service project was hosted to provide meals for needy children around the world. ISNA partnered with Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief agency, and was joined by co-sponsors Islamic Relief USA, the Islamic Circle of North America and the Zakat Foundation. 200 volunteers worked tirelessly for nearly 3 hours to package 40,000 meals for needy people around the world. ISNA just received notification from Stop Hunger Now staff that the food prepared and packaged at the ISNA convention has been sent to Panama as part of a shipment of over 280,000 meals! The food will feed elementary and high schools students across Panama in a program that provides healthy meals to more than 1,500 children a day. Congratulations to all our volunteers that day for their commitment to volunteer for such a noble cause. In addition to this great news, ISNA is proud to announce that interest in food packaging programs is growing across the country. The Islamic Center of Central Missouri has reached out to ISNA about hosting a program in their community as part of their community’s 30th anniversary celebration this November.  A number of other inspired communities are planning similar events as well. We’re proud of these communities and their dedication to providing aid around the world, and encouraging volunteerism and service among their local communities. ISNA is committed to helping facilitate, and in some cases partnering with local communities, food packaging events.