USA TODAY: "Religious advocates fast monthly in protest of budget cuts" - Islamic Relief USA

The following is an excerpt from an article posted in the USA TODAY in Aug 2017:

Religious leaders and others are taking a stance “… in opposition to budget cuts President Trump proposed for federal nutritional assistance programs — cuts they fear will swamp private charities that feed the poor with a flood of new needy.”


“We already feel heavily extended in the communities that we do serve,” said Minhaj Hassan, a spokesperson for Islamic Relief USA. “Additional cuts to various federal social service programs would place a greater burden on organizations we support, since they would likely turn to us after that safety net provided by the federal government is removed.”


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