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Islamic Community of Tampa giving out food during crisis

Posted at 5:19 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 15:15:42-04

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Islamic Community of Tampa is helping during a very serious crisis.

They have about 30 volunteers who are working hour after hour. They are preparing boxes of food to give to people in need.

“It’s open for everyone,” said Brother Hatem Fariz, Director of the Islamic Community of Tampa. “Every neighbor, race, region, color.”

All you have to do is drive up to their mosque at 5910 East 130th Avenue in Tampa and open your trunk.

Members will put the food right in.

They have been giving out food for the last ten days and are serving up to a 1,000 families a day.

The food drive is on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

“We have brought together a package of food, it’s enough for a family for a whole week. Now everybody is not getting paid, everybody is getting laid off. Everybody is home, especially after the order from last night from our Governor. We just continue to help and send our message to the community that we are your good Muslim neighbors. Your good Muslim friends. And we are here to help with whatever we can,” said Fariz.

The Islamic Community is also helping with financial assistance for people in need and for seniors who can’t make it here for pick up, they have boxes they can deliver.