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Thousands of pounds of meat will be distributed to poor families across southeast Michigan tomorrow.
The meat will be donated by Muslim families as part of the religious holiday Eid al-Adha – which commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac under the order of God, or Allah.
“During the hajj season, Muslim families will customarily either slaughter a lamb or pay to have a lamb to be killed, and then the meat is distributed to the poor,” said Dawud Walid of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Michigan.
Meat will be delivered to about 800 families through mosques in southeast Michigan. Some of the meat will also be distributed to soup kitchens and shelters through Gleaners Community Food Bank.