CAIR-NY: MUSLIMS VOLUNTEER AT FOOD PANTRY
(NEW YORK, NY, 8/13/07) – Representatives of the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) recently joined others community members to volunteer boxing and distributing food to the needy at the Yorkville Common Pantry (YCP) in Harlem.
Muslim support of the event is part of CAIR’s annual “Muslims Care” campaign designed to encourage volunteerism in the nation’s Muslim community.
YCP is the largest, nonsectarian, neighborhood-based provider of emergency food in New York. The pantry’s services are provided in Upper East Side and East Harlem.
“We share in YCP’s mission to reduce hunger and promote self-sufficiency and dignity,” said CAIR-NY Civil Rights Coordinator Aliya Latif. “Feeding the hungry is part of a nationwide effort by Muslims to serve the community and their needs.”
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CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR-NY Civil Rights Coordinator Aliya Latif, (212) 870-2002, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org