May 10 Update: Alhamdullilah, with your generous support, we have been able to provide 2060 meals and 108 dry and produce baskets in the first two weeks of Ramadan. The program is running at full capacity as we are experiencing a huge need across the GTA.
Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatul'Allahi Wa Barakatuh (Greetings, may peace be upon you),
The blessed month of Ramadan has started. Usually, it is a time for gathering, prayers, fasting and peace. Local mosques would prepare and serve fresh halal meals to community members and those who may be in need, daily.
With COVID19 and strict public health measures in place, all mosques have remained closed.
In addition, many of our neighbours and vulnerable populations are following public health orders to stay safe and practice physical distancing. Frontline workers continue to put it all on the line for our communities health, safety and well being.
With the support from community members and local groups (see partners below), RamadanMealsTO is coordinating with the Muslim Community of Downtown Toronto - Omar Bin Khatab to raise money and distribute halal cooked meals and food baskets to those in need.
Update: Alhamdullilah, in the first week of Ramadan, we have been able to provide 567 meals and 40 food baskets. The program is running at full capacity as there is a huge need across the GTA. We need your help. The more support we receive in donations, the more Ramadan meals and food baskets we can give out.
If you would like to volunteer please email us at [email redacted]
If you know any community members who may need this support please direct them to fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/pQyZFEEqmNDYSBgU6
If you would like to save on transaction fees, you can also contribute via e-transfer to [email redacted] (password: ramadan)
Regent Park Catering Collective
We have teamed up with the Regent Park Catering Collective to make this happen. The Regent Park Catering Collective is a social enterprise of the Toronto Centre of Learning & Development that serves as a valuable platform to create jobs locally and help residents and newcomers thrive. All members of this collective are certified with Safe Food Handling Certification.
Healing As One
Healing As One is a Downtown space for youth and young adults to create and support initiatives that heal and bring communities together as one. Healing As One has volunteered to support with meal and food basket deliveries across downtown Toronto over the month of Ramadan.
Muslim Welfare Canada The Muslim Welfare Canada is guided by the belief that Service to humanity is service to Allah (God). The organization is committed to serving those in need, irrespective of religion, nationality, caste or creed. In Canada, MWF we are involved in the fight against poverty and homelessness and are focused on providing food, health care services, culturally-sensitive shelter for women, their children and families in distress, and healthy nutrition to our school children and seniors.
Carrot Cache is a non-profit organization that supports small projects in Ontario working toward a sustainable and just regional food system. Carrott Cache's financial support was critical in launching this program
- Salma Naeem
- Almas Pathan
- Shaila Ali-Mohammed
- Shafia Hussaini