Our Current and Future Projects
Fight Against Hunger In Our Own Backyard Campaign
"Muslims Against Hunger Project " has launched its "Fight Against Hunger in Our Backyard" campaign by organizing special "Muslims Serve Day" in various parts of the NY/NJ metropolitan area. Volunteers will gather to prepare hot meals and serve the hungry, working poor and homeless.
It is an important time in the metro New York and New Jersey that Muslim volunteers have joined hands together for a local charity project, it is an Islamic tradition to feed the poor and needy on any kind of memorable occasion in our life. This time of the year the crowd in soup kitchens is larger than usual because bad weather has put many day laborers out of work. Also, seniors on fixed incomes are running low on cash as the month wears down.
Hunger Awareness Week School Program
Schools are provided a hunger awareness training packet to have activities in every class and children 13 years and old are given an opportunity to work in a soup kitchen to help prepare meals and serve the guests of the soup kitchen.
Hunger Van Project – Soup Kitchen on the Wheels - Drive Against Hunger
Volunteers from Mosques, Faith, and Community Institutions to help collect/prepare food and Provide food directly to the needy, ill, or children in the form of meals or food boxes as an ongoing part of the program. The Hunger Van project's goal is to bring food to where the need is and not necessarily where the resource is. We have many feeding projects that use local volunteer facilities such as kitchens where volunteers meet, prepare and distribute the meals on premises.However many times the facility and or volunteers aren’t where the real need is! Therefore, with the Hungervan project, we can utilize available resources, without worry about logistics and deliver meals directly where the need is.
Ramadan Food Drive for your local Food Bank
Emergency Shelter for Domestic Violence Families
Social Action Centers -- Our Place/Chez Nous/Hamara Ghar/Baytuna
We are establishing a Network of Social Service Community Action Centers managed by Muslims Against Hunger Project. The network's mission is to provide wrap around social services needed by poor, homeless and needy under one roof. The following is the list of centers which are already in operation or currently in the implementation phase: