More than 100 Muslim volunteers in Colorado have handed out 2,000 sack lunches to Denvor’s homeless people, the Denver Post reported.
According to reports, Denver was one of more than 20 cities which made and distributed the sandwiches on Saturday.
The Muslim volunteers worked as a team and prepared sandwiches for the city’s homeless people.
“Do good work but fast work, friends,” said Nadeen Ibrahim as she worked in the assembly line.
Ibrahim led more than 100 Muslim volunteers between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. as they made and distributed 2,000 lunches to the homeless.
This was Denver’s first year joining 20 other cities in the initiative which was launched by Chicago-based nonprofit Pious Projects.
“(Hunger) is an issue that’s very important to our Muslim-American community,” Ibrahim said.
Islam encourages adherents of the faith to feed the hungry, as Prophet Muhammad once said, “He is not a Muslim who goes to bed satiated while his neighbor goes hungry.”
Ibrahim said this was a grassroots effort, and people joined the group after seeing news of the event on social media.
The Muslim volunteers ranged from 3-year-olds, who drew smiley faces and stars on the bags, to 70-year-olds, who made the PB&J sandwiches.
The lunches were distributed at Sonny Lawson Park, Governor’s Park, the Denver Rescue Mission and along the 16th Street Mall.