Muslim, Catholic Charities Serve Food to Over 100 Local Families

Muslim, Catholic Charities Serve Food to Over 100 Local Families

Feb 3, 2021

Islamic Circle of North America Relief (ICNA Relief) partnered with the Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet and the Northern Illinois Food Bank to respond to local Chicagoland communities’ food needs. In 2020, ICNA Relief in Chicago distributed 748,639 pounds of food to nearly 66,000 individuals.

On Thursday, January 28th, local food banks and nonprofits distributing a week’s worth of essential food items to over 100 families at the ICNA Relief Food Pantry (1781 Bloomingdale Rd, Glendale Heights, IL 60139). This distribution was made possible through contracts awarded to food distributors by the USDA Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program (CFAP) to reduce food insecurity during COVID-19.

“We are all struggling to get through this pandemic, and hopefully, there will be a return to normalcy in the near future. Until then, ICNA Reliefwill continue to help its neighbors during this time of need. We are grateful to Catholic Charities and Northern Illinois Food, our volunteers, and donors. Neighbors helping Neighbors, that is what ICNA Relief is all about,” says Dr. Saima Azfar, the organization’s Director of Operations.

ICNA Relief is a national domestic relief organization that is part of the Islamic Circle of North America. A faith-inspired organization with thousands of trained volunteers nationwide ready to help in times of need. ICNA Relief has several food pantries and distribution sites across the USA. The organization served over 730,000 families last year. It focuses on domestic human needs issues that range from responding to disasters to transitional housing for women and children.

Northern Illinois Food Bank – a proud member of Feeding America – is the source of nutritious food, innovative feeding programs, and hope for more than half a million people each year.

Catholic Charities is a network of charities with headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2005 Forbes magazine ranked it as the fifth largest charity in the United States in terms of total revenue. The organization serves millions of people a year, regardless of their religious, social, or economic backgrounds.

Article Courtesy By: Patch

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