Balqis Nasser of Chicago places food in a box during the Islamic Relief USA food packing event at New Royal Distributors in Addison Saturday.
The following is an excerpt from an article posted in the dailyherald.com in April 2018: dailyherald.com: “Islamic Relief volunteers join to pack meals for the hungry in Addison”
For volunteers who gathered Saturday in Addison, iIt was a day to think of others and to help those who lack the means to provide healthy food for their families.
It also was a day to spend time working with neighbors as hundreds of people gathered for the annual Ramadan Food Pack-Out sponsored by Islamic Relief USA.
Volunteers worked in two 4-hour shifts with the goal of preparing 5,000 packaged meals of nonperishable foods that will be distributed through area food pantries, houses of worship and other agencies.”