It’s a special time of the year for our Muslim neighbours – and for the first time, House of Friendship’s Neighbourhood Food program is celebrating with them.
Eid al-Fitr is a time when Muslims break their fast of Ramadan with a special meal.
This pilot project at the Neighbourhood Food Program is supporting those who are celebrating this spiritual time by providing participants with specialty food hampers and gift cards.
Rudi Okot, Neighbourhood Food Supervisor, saw an opportunity to support those in our community who share the Muslim faith.
“The people are actually very surprised,” said Rudi, after participants received the special hamper items. “They weren’t expecting it and they were very thankful about it.
“It’s the symbolism,” Rudi said. “The fact that we are thinking about them and taking them into consideration, it really means a lot to them.”
During this time of celebration for many, there are many individuals who need help to feed their families. For those who celebrate Eid, having an opportunity to receive special food items helps honour the growing diversity of our community.
A special thank you to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, local Halal supermarkets, volunteers and donors who made this Eid celebration possible!