This Muslim youth group is celebrating Ramadan by cooking for the homeless


“With feelings of blessings and joy in the air, we want to play our part in feeding our neighbors who may be hungry— we want to share some food with people in our city.”

Vancouver Madinah is a youth-led organization that aims to empower youth while advocating for inclusivity and unity. On May 25th, they’ll be celebrating Ramadan alongside members of the DTES, as they distribute free meals to community members in need. 

This is the second year that Vancouver Madinah is hosting a volunteer-run food service at the DTES Neighbourhood house during iftar, a time when Muslims gather together to break fast.

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating as a form of worship. This is a month of generosity, charity, and introspection for Muslims, which is why this group has decided to break fast with those in need.

Food will be distributed to the homeless by volunteers. Muslims and non-Muslims are welcome to take part. You can sign up as volunteer for the event HERE.

You can visit the event’s Facebook page HERE.

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