—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
WASHINGTON D.C. (August 31, 2013) – ICNA Relief along with other American Muslim Relief organizations today sponsored and helped pack 50,000 food boxes for deserving schools organized by “Stop Hunger Now”.
The international organization “Stop Hunger Now” which aims to stop world hunger, will ship the boxes to deserving schools. ICNA Relief’s Director of Hunger Prevention Abdul Rauf Khan said “We commend the efforts of charities and governments worldwide in their efforts to fight hunger. But we must all ask, why despite all these efforts, and growing prosperity, the world still advocates a system where millions go hungry every day and their numbers are growing.”
According to the hunger prevention project “Feeding America”, 50.2 million Americans also go hungry every day.
The packing of the boxes was done at the 50th ISNA convention in Washington DC. Other sponsors included the The Zakat Foundation of America and Islamic Relief USA.
ICNA Relief provides disaster relief and social services to the under-served regardless of their religious, social, or economic backgrounds within United States. It promotes justice by creating the opportunities for the less fortunate to lead healthy and productive lives. ICNA Relief served about 100,000 Americans past year. Visit www.ICNARelief.org for more information.