(CINCINNATI, 7/13/05) – The Cincinnati office of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced the launch of a food collection drive to benefit the needy of the Cincinnati community. The effort is part of a larger, national effort initiated by CAIR called “Muslims Care” (SEE: www.muslims-care.org). CAIR-Cincinnati is asking local Muslims to donate canned and dry food items as well as personal care items at their local mosque to benefit the needy families. All items donated during this CAIR event will be given to local food banks to be distributed to those in need. CAIR-Cincinnati also holds an annual event, called “Feed the Hungry,” during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in which approximately 500 people in Over-the-Rhine are fed a hot meal. This event has taken place for the past two years and is planned again for this coming October. CAIR, America s largest Islamic civil liberties group, is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has 31 regional offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.