The month of fasting, Ramadan, reminds us to share our blessings with the community by giving back. To help our neighbors in this time of COVID-19 pandemic, Stittsville Muslim Association (SMA), formed in 2019, is holding food drives which includes collecting monetary donations as well as curbside non-perishable items collection at local volunteer homes in the Stittsville area in the month of May.
We are grateful for this opportunity to connect with our Stittsville community by giving back in this challenging time when so many of us have been impacted.
As part of this campaign, on 11 May 2020, SMA volunteers dropped off high demand items to the Stittsville Food Bank (located at 1631 MAIN ST, Stittsville, ON K2S 1B8) along with all the non- perishable items collected in SMA donation boxes as pictured below.
The second drop-off, which is planned for 18th May 2020, SMA will provide the Stittsville Food Bank with the requested items to fill the shelves of the food bank with the rest of the money collected.
We want to thank you, our neighbours and friends in Stittsville, for your generosity in helping the SMA raise over $1500 dollars to help the local Stittsville Food Bank in this month of Ramadan to support the food bank’s needs in the month of May, 2020.
Stittsville Food Bank has advised us that following items are in high demand:
For more details, please refer to the original post when SMA launched this Food Drive.
– Stittsville Muslim Association (SMA) Food Drive Volunteer Team
[Update from 11th May 2020] – 1st drop-off made to Stittsville Food Bank. Please click here for more details.
“Bismillah, ar-Rahman, ar-Rahim”. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم. In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Will you help fill the emptying shelves of Stittsville Food Bank and connect with our neighbours in the community, as it is the tradition of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) to feed people in need?
For this purpose, Stittsville Muslim Association (SMA) is running a food drive to collect non-perishable food items AND also collect monetary donations to buy food supplies for the food bank. To fill an empty stomach is one of the best forms of charity, especially during this COVID-19 outbreak, where many people in the community are unable to work and thus unable to feed their families.
For $20 email transfer (send to [email protected]), we can help our neighbours who need food via the Stittsville Food bank, Insha’Allah (God Willing). You can also drop off non-perishable food items at one of the participating volunteer homes in a bin located at their porch. Please make sure food is not expired and unopened in good condition. Due by 9th May 2020.