Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Isna Fills Up for the Hungry

Magazine article Islamic Horizons

Isna Fills Up for the Hungry

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MORE THAN 100 LOCAL VOLUNTEERS gathered at ISNA headquarters in Plainfield, Ind., Nov. 18,2014 and packaged 20,000 meals in two hours for the Stop Hunger Now campaign. ISNA, Islamic Relief, the Islamic Society of Greater Indianapolis, and OBAT Helpers were cosponsors.

This is one of many such events sponsored by ISNA, and ISNA is planning for the next packaging event, where they hope to sponsor another 20,000 meals.

Since 1998, Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief agency dedicated to ending hunger, has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world.

Their meal packages include rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix, including 21 essential vitamins and minerals. Each meal costs only 29 cents. The food stores easily, has a shelf-life of two years and transports quickly. …

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