MICHIGAN MUSLIM STUDENTS HELP FEED HUNGRY

Photo from "Fast-A-Thon" annual event organized by the Muslim Students’ Association at the University of Michigan.
Photo from “Fast-A-Thon” annual event organized by the Muslim Students’ Association at the University of Michigan.

Detroit, 12 Safar 1436/5 December 2014 (MINA) – An annual event has brought together students from all races and backgrounds in the University of Michigan to fast a day, championing an initiative to raise money to feed the hungry.

“It was amazing to see people of all races and ethnic backgrounds come together in the school community for a good cause,” Ayesha Sheikh, a first time participant in 2Fast2Feed said, The Michigan Journal reported. On Islam quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

The 2Fast2Feed event, organized by the Muslim Student Association (MSA) was held on Thursday, November 20.

It has attracted more than 120 students who were eager to abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset.

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Coming from across different ethnic groups, students wore purple, aqua blue shirts, and numbered bibs to the university.

At sunset, participants broke their fast together with an array of foods and desserts, sharing their stories about 2Fast2Feed as well.

The successful event raised about $1200 which went to local hunger relief organizations, like the UM-Dearborn Student Food Pantry, ACCESS, and Zaman International.

The community partners were represented at the charity dinner where representatives Brigitte Fawaz (ACCESS) and Monica Boomer (Zaman International) shared a brief overview of their organization and how they reach out to the community. (T/P006/R03)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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