Feeding People, Filling Scales

Najma Mohamed wrote an excellent piece ‘Community Food Networks’ about Muslims feeding people through food banks and other services for SISTERS Magazine’s August issue. I wanted to share her list of resources here and ask that people add to the list and more importantly be aware that

“Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is reported to have said that feeding the hungry is one of the actions which can earn one paradise.”

so while you are enjoying a return to eating at regular intervals after Ramadan, please remeber those who are chronically hungry and give, give, give and get, get, get!

From Mohamed’s article…

What does a community food bank do?

The most important task of a food bank is to source food from donors such as farms, manufacturers, retailers and consumers. The food bank stores, sorts and at times packages the food, which is then distributed through community agencies such as food pantries or community food banks. Many other community organisations such as shelters, soup kitchens and clinics, also provide key outlets for distributing food to the needy.

Muslim Run Food Banks & Start-up Resources:

Ansaar Project Halal Food Bank:

Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Australia


Children of Adam Weekly Food and Clothing Distribution:

London, UK


European Federation of Food Banks


Feeding America


Foodbank South Africa


Global FoodBanking Network (GFN)


The Global FoodBanking Network also has a series of toolkits on how to start a community food bank. http://gfn.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=resources_knowledge_toolkits

Islamic Circle of North America ICNA Relief Canada Food Bank: Seven locations across Canada


Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFSSA) Food Bank: Edmonton, AB Canada


Islamic Food Pantry of Baitul Salaam Network:

Stone Mountain, Georgia USA


Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Canada Food Bank: Mississauga, ON Canada


Lighthouse Mosque Community Feeding Program:

Oakland, California USA


Muslim Center Detroit Soup Kitchen:

Detroit, Michigan USA


Muslim Food Bank:



Muslim Welfare Centre of Toronto:

Ontario, Canada


Muslim Women’s Institute for Research and Development (MWIRD): Bronx, New York USA


Sharing our Food Together (SOFT):

London, UK




2 thoughts on “Feeding People, Filling Scales

    1. Walaikum Asalam Sis,

      Was JUST talking about yous this AM, someone I know is looking to start up a library 😉 Insha Allah, XO to u!

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