A time to share
In 2009, Muslim Welfare Centre began a collaboration with Move Your Community (now called Project Ramadan), a volunteer run organization with a simple mission: help provide families in need with enough food staples to create delicious and healthy meals for one month. Moreover, the Muslim holy month of fasting was selected as an ideal time to implement this spirit of sharing. Every year since, a large number of Project Ramadan volunteers come together at the Muslim Welfare Centre to build food baskets and support the community. These specially- prepared food baskets carry a retail value of approximately $120, but thanks to the support of generous suppliers, they are available to be sponsored for just $50.
Once created, these baskets are distributed to families across the GTA who are registered with Muslim Welfare Centre’s food banks located in Scarborough and Mississauga. With over 4,500 prepared and distributed since inception, and with another 2,000 planned for this year’s build, Project Ramadan baskets are an important source of nourishment which families in need have come to rely on.
Join in the spirit of sharing this Ramadan:
- Sponsor a basket: Your generous donation of $50 will provide a family of four with staple food items for a month.
- Donate food items and supplies: Muslim Welfare Centre and Project Ramadan are always looking to expand the relationship with suppliers in order to make our food baskets better and more nutritious.
- Become a volunteer: Click to get started