(St. Louis, MO, 8/6/13) — Fasting Muslim youth with St. Louis Project Downtown (PDSTL) recently provided hundreds of healthy, nutritious meals to the hungry during the month of Ramadan. PDSTL is a student-run community service organization dedicated to providing essential services for homeless and impoverished segments of the St. Louis community.
The St. Louis chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-St. Louis) is a member and strong supporter of the project.
“During the month of Ramadan, Muslims feel the same hunger that is felt by millions of people in the world,” said Faizan Syed, executive director of CAIR-St. Louis. “That is why it is so important for American Muslims to give back and help to alleviate hunger within our city.”
Dozens of Muslim youth gather every Saturday from 11-1:30 p.m. at Masjid Omar (5388 Geraldine Ave, St. Louis MO 63115) to prepare meals for those who are hungry in the area.
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from before sunrise until sunset in order to build a stronger relationship with God and with their neighbors.
PDSTL was started just in June, just before the month of Ramadan and provides free meals to the hungry in the community. To volunteer your time or support this student led initiative visit: www.projectdowntownstl.org.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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.
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