(TAMPA, FL, 11/16/2004) – The Florida office of the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today announced plans to sponsor the
distribution of Thanksgiving food baskets to low-income families and
veterans living in that state’s Hernando County. The announcement was made
as representatives of CAIR-FL accepted a county resolution recognizing the
local Muslim community and the council for their charitable giving.
After accepting the resolution, CAIR-FL Communications Director Ahmed
Bedier addressed the Board of County Commissioners and explained that the
Islamic faith obligates its followers to give to the poor and the hungry.
Bedier concluded by praising the county commissioners and leaders of
Hernando County for their efforts to reach out and embrace all members of
The Hernando Food Basket Program is part of CAIR-FL’s “Feed the Hungry”
campaign. CAIR-FL recently held a similar event in Broward County and has
plans for a “Feed the Hungry” event in Tampa on the evening before