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Carol Kuruvilla, Associate Religion Edi, May 4, 2016
Muslims around the country served over 3,000 hot meals to the hungry in their communities on Saturday, April 30.
Hundreds of American Muslims around the country joined forces on Saturday to put their faith into action.
At least 23 teams from mosques, Muslim student clubs, and faith-based non-profits signed up to serve in soup kitchens across the country for the first National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day. In total, the volunteers cooked and distributed more than 3,000 meals throughout the day in New York, Florida, Alabama, and seven other states, according to the Muslim Soup Kitchen Project (MSKP), the New York-based organization that coordinated the national event.
Uzma Popal, director of MSKP, told The Huffington Post that this is the kind of charity that Muslim non-profits and other faith-based service organizations perform regularly. But she believed a national service day would challenge people who aren’t normally involved in this kind of work to start seeing the need in their communities.
To read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/american-muslims-join-forces-for-national-muslim-soup-kitchen-day_us_5728c9c5e4b016f378939eea