Muslim group gathers meals for Mich. families - IRUSA

Associated Press

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DETROIT — A Muslim relief organization is working with two other nonprofit groups to package and distribute thousands of meals for Detroit area families.

Islamic Relief USA is one of the nation’s largest Muslim relief groups and will package about 1,700 nutritional packets Saturday.

It will distribute most of them to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, the Muslim Center’s soup kitchen and the Muslim Family Services food pantry. Some will be used for worldwide distribution.

The packages produce 10,000 meals when water is added. They’re formulated to provide easily digestible protein, carbohydrates and vitamins.

Islamic Relief is working with Neighborly Needs Inc. The meals were formulated by Kids Against Hunger Inc.

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