(CHICAGO, IL, 7/28/07) – CAIR-Chicago volunteers recently helped at the Kenwood Food Pantry by preparing bags of groceries later collected by several low-income or homeless families and individuals in the area. Located at the Hyde Park Union Church, the food pantry is able to serve emergency food to about 500 in-need residents of Hyde Park-Kenwood and Bronzeville.
Each month CAIR-Chicago organizes several volunteer opportunities to serve the Greater Chicagoland area. This initiative is part of a national movement initiated by CAIR headquarters known as Muslims Care. It was started three years ago to promote volunteerism, and emphasize the role of community service as an integral part of the Islamic faith.