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Largest Muslim organization in U.S. combats nation's hunger during Ramadan

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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Georgia is joining Humanity First USA to combat hunger in America in a special program this Ramadan season.

Per the organization's press release:

Today, 1 in 6 Americans—roughly 49 million people—face a daily battle against hunger. As Muslims prepare for Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA and Humanity First USA invite all Americans to fight hunger by joining the  “Fasting to Feed” Program.

“The Fasting to Feed Program is a wonderful way to raise money to feed the hungry,” said Munum Naeem, Executive Director of Humanity First USA. “We invite our fellow Americans to skip a meal and fast for a day during the month of Ramadan. Then, donate what they would have spent on food that day for feeding the hungry.”

“Feeling the hunger pains helps us empathize with those who feel this every day,” said Hazeem Phudiapura, President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Georgia. “The money we save from not eating only makes sense to be given to our fellow Americans who are starving.”

Through Fasting To Feed, Humanity First will support its eight food pantries and local food banks in various cities nationwide. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.usa.humanityfirst.org.

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