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CAIR-Minnesota to Partner with Zakat Foundation for Rural Food Distribution

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 7/2/20) — Later today, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) will partner with the Zakat Foundation of America to distribute food boxes for some 1000 families in rural Minnesota.

SEE: https://www.zakat.org/

CAIR-Minnesota and the Zakat Foundation will distribute fresh vegetables to communities in St. Cloud, Willmar, Faribault, and Rochester. Additionally, CAIR-Minnesota will provide educational reminders about the 2020 Census, the importance of voting and voter registration and about COVID-19 safety protocols.

WHEN/WHERE: The unloading and distribution begins at 10 a.m. at the Islamic Center of St. Cloud, 712-722 17th Street, and at 1-1:30 pm at Masjid AbuBakr Al-Seddig in Rochester, (17 West Broadway).

CAIR-Minnesota is also partnering with other local organizations and volunteers to help distribute the food to families in need.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, jhussein@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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