photo3 400pxA Food Pantry Opens in the Chicago Dawah Center

Alhumdulillah! Last weekend we started operating our first food pantry at the Chicago Dawah Center. Currently, 20 low-income families will be able to receive basic food items every week. Sr. Ahlam Mahmood, who heads the pantry, is collecting food from donors in the area.  Read More

Islamic Center of Irving Makes More Than A 1000 Pound Donation to Dallas Food Pantry

The Islamic Center of Irving Masjid (ICI) has donated 1750 pound of food to ICNA Relief Dallas's Food Pantry last week.

Br. Ifham Segu, a member of the community, was instrumental in making a donation of this magnitude possible. After reading about ICNA Relief's hunger prevention program, he and his family decided to volunteer to collect food.  Read MoreRead More

20130822 103416ICNA Relief USA assumed the management of the Thrift Store and Food Pantry located in Oakbrook Terrace, a suburb of Chicago in June 2013 and within three months, the business was turned around by 180%,. Alhumdulliah, this has been achieved by the Grace of Allah SWT and the dedicated hard work of the team in the region.

For the security and safety of the four sisters who have been working at that location already and inducted by ICNA Relief USA, brand new security surveillance cameras have been installed to ensure that the walk-ins can no more walk away with merchandise without paying so very often, leaving behind the staff on duty so very helpless and unsecured.

There was a serious need for a brand new computer and printer which have been installed and the staff has been given a brief training to make the best use of it.20130822 103832

A brand new sign board has been installed outside the store and the business can now be identified from a distance for maximum exposure and publicity.

We thank Allah swt for all His Help and Blessings in this regard and look forward to quadrupling the revenue from this location before the end of the year 2013, InshaAllah.

MashAllah, our own Br. Abdulrauf Khan was honored recently by Al-Hikmat, a local Muslim television show based in South Florida. He was given a community service award for his hard work as director of ICNA Relief's Hunger Prevention Program. "When we work for the sake of Allah, we bear the fruits of our labor," Khan said.




The first grade class at the Islamic Academy for Peace in Methuen, MA held its third annual food drive on behalf of ICNA Relief Boston. The students collected non-perishable food items and personal hygiene products for those in need. Items donated were distributed at the ICNA Relief Boston office inside the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and shared with the masjid to assist them in their hunger alleviation efforts.

"What we are finding [is that] - even those recieving public assistance - are having a difficult time maintaining a proper balanced diet as food stamps no longer stretch an entire month," said Sr. Malika Rushdan director of ICNA Relief Boston. On average 20 families per week benefit from our food pantry at our Boston branch through generous in-kind donations and the distribution of gift cards to local food stores.
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