Muslim Welfare Centre and Project Ramadan will launch the Feed Canada initiative on Parliament Hill April 23Written by Muslim Welfare Centre of Toronto
Muslim Welfare Centre will be at Parliament Hill on Monday, April 23rd to build food baskets for those in need within the Ottawa community.
This event is part of our Feed Canada initiative that is intended to help raise awareness about food insecurity in Canada.
With over 850,000 Canadians using food banks each month and one third being children and youth, this special Project Ramadan event will encourage parliamentarians to build baskets, build bridges and fight hunger across Canada.
This event has been kindly sponsored by MP Omar Alghabra and supported by Senator Salma Ataullahjan as 100 Project Ramadan food baskets will be assembled by volunteers and distributed by the Ottawa Food Bank to those most vulnerable. This is in addition to the 500 baskets to be packed on Sunday, April 22nd at the Ottawa Food Bank.
Muslim Welfare Centre is a registered Canadian charity which has been serving the needy irrespective of religion, ethnicity, colour or nationality for 25 years. It has various social service programs in Canada; from food banks, to meals on wheels, meals for seniors, school nutrition, soup kitchens, emergency shelter and healthcare to name a few. Our Arctic Food Bank in Inuvik, NT serves our First Nations in the North; a second Arctic Food Bank is opening in Iqaluit, NU this summer.
Project Ramadan, a volunteer–led initiative under the Muslim Welfare Centre of Toronto is in its tenth year of successful operation.
Since inception, Project Ramadan has engaged close to 3,000 volunteers, raised over $1M+, and helped 15,000+ families within the Greater Toronto Area.