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Hyderabad: Each Ramadan US-based Indian Muslim Relief & Charities (IMRC) conducts a ‘Ramadan Feeding Program’ in which the poor and needy are given food in grains package which includes items such as wheat flour, lentils, oil, salt, chilli, other more and hot meals.
To ensure enough food during month of Ramadan, IMRC’s reaches out to rural and slum areas of India to distribute as many impoverished families as possible, so they can enjoy Ramadan with a meal for suhoor (meal at dawn time), Iftaar (ritual of breaking fast in evening) and Eid.
Last year, IMRC team with the help of its 235 volunteers working in late hours ensured as many families as possible could have a Ramadan with suhoor and iftar.74 distribution centers were established across 19 Indian states, where thousands of families benefitted from the distribution of grains.
“we have been improving our ‘Ramadan feeding program’ reach. In 2014, we were able to reach villages in 12 Indian states. In 2015 it was 19 and this year we intended to reach to 22 states, so that our help percolates to maximum and needy people scattered across India,” said Manzoor Ghori, Executive Director of IMRC
IMRC has started online crowd funding, for this purpose. A donation of $1 will get a person, one time meal and a donation of $25 will assist a family of four for all of Ramadan with grain package, whereas a donation of $200 sponsors an iftar for a village consisting of 200 people.
IMRC’s programme extends beyond providing cooked meals and grains during Ramadan. It also provides the opportunity for children and adults to have a pair of new Eid clothes for a donation as low as $25 for an outfit.
Also people can donate to treat the sick during Ramadan.
Indian Muslim Relief & Charities (IMRC) is a US based non-profit organization which began in 1981 and helps run several programmes throughout the country in partnership with over 100 organizations. It focuses on providing education, emergency relief, medical & legal aid, shelter and food for the needy. IMRC has been at the forefront of providing immediate relief to affected victims of the 2015 Nepal Earth quake, 2015 Chennai Floods, 2014 Kashmir Floods, 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, 2012 Assam riots, and other natural/man-made calamities.
Whether you’d like to sponsor a food package, provide cooked meals or give kaffara or fidya, for further details visit: https://www.imrcusa.org/donate/
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