In all my years of doing this work, he was the youngest person to ask for food
"A little boy walked into the Food Pantry last week in Boston, no more than 10 or 11-years-old. He was a student at the masjid carrying a stack of Qurans his teacher had asked him to put back into the Musalla. He asked me if I was giving out food today and I told him I would be doing so at 5PM. He became sad and said 'I leave at 2:30 but can I take one [jar of] honey for my mom?'
I asked him what country he was from so knowing what foods would be popular within his culture, I gave him a bag to bring home to his mom. He was so happy MashaAllah! But, he took the bag and hid it in his backpack so that the other kids wouldn't see when he returned to class SubhanAllah.
Imagine the need which prompted this little boy to come to ICNA Relief's food pantry. Imagine the little boy knowing how much his mom must struggle. He himself has probably faced hunger before. Now imagine if this were your own child? In all my years of doing this type of work, he was the youngest person ever coming and asking for food from our pantry. It brought tears to my eyes. While handing over the jar filled with honey to this young boy, I envisioned that one day this child and thousands of others will become the leaders of our community and serve humanity just as we served this young child to bring a smile to his mother's face."
- Sr. Malika Rushdan, Director of Women's Transitional Housing/Community Outreach MA
Will you help us benefit the children and mothers of this country? Feed this child and others with your zakat and charity today!