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Muslim Welfare Centre and Project Ramadan came to Ottawa on April 22nd to work in partnership with the Ottawa Food Bank to build over 100 food baskets with the help of local volunteers and city officials, including Mayor Jim Watson. Muslim Welfare Centre and Project Ramadan came to Ottawa on April 22nd to work in partnership with the Ottawa Food Bank to build over 100 food baskets with the help of local volunteers and city officials, including Mayor Jim Watson.
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Project Ramadan comes to Ottawa to raise awareness about Canadian food insecurity on Parliament Hill

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Muslim Welfare Centre and Project Ramadan came to Ottawa on April 22nd to work in partnership with the Ottawa Food Bank to build over 100 food baskets with the help of local volunteers and city officials, including Mayor Jim Watson.

On Monday, April 23rd the team were on Parliament Hill building 100 food baskets for those in need within the Ottawa community with parliamentarians. This was in addition to the 500 built by volunteers at the Ottawa Food Bank on Sunday, April 22nd. 

According to the Muslim Welfare Centre "With over 850,000 Canadians using food banks each month and one third being children and youth, this special Project Ramadan event [encouraged] parliamentarians to build baskets, build bridges and fight hunger across Canada."

The event was sponsored by MP Omar Alghabra and supported by Senator Salma Ataullahjan (photo below). Several Members of Parlliament attended, including Andrew Scheer (photo below), Leader of the Official Opposition. 

If you would like to volunteer to build food baskets with Project Ramadan they will be coming to cities across the GTA and Hamilton. For details, visit their website here.
 
 

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Chelby Daigle

Chelby Marie Daigle is Muslim Link’s Editor in Chief and Coordinator. Under her direction, Muslim Link adopted its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy so that the website strives to reflect the complexity of Muslim communities in Canada. She knows that she fails to do justice to this complexity every day but she will continue to try to improve as she recognizes the frustration of being both marginalized in the mainstream and also marginalized in Muslim communities. As Coordinator, she works to build relationships with Muslim and mainstream organizations and manages the website's social media, event listings, and directories. She organizes regular Muslim Link gatherings. She also works closely with the Publisher to find ways to keep Muslim Link sustainable. Find her on Twitter @ChelbyDaigle