Friday 12 February 2010

Young Muslims Canada: Feed the Streets

Feed The Streets is an Young Muslims Canada initiative that started in 2004. In the summer of 2004, Young Muslims representatives became aware of the growing rates of poverty, particularly homelessness in Toronto & the other major cities of Canada. According to Social Watch, a Network of Anti-Poverty Organizations, there were over 250,000 homeless people in the major cities of Canada (Young Muslim's statistics )

The numbers were alarming and a need for action was dire. As a consequence, Young Muslims Canada established Feed The Streets where over 200 meals were distributed to Toronto's homeless and over 2500 meals per year, a programme which is still going strong, with Young Muslim representatives going out to share meals in downtown Toronto with the homeless and poor on the third Sunday of every month.

For further details and to get involved, visit the Young Muslim's website .

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