Through our Breaking Bread Program, HNCS volunteers donate hundreds of hours monthly to source and distribute food to children and families who need it most. We rely on surplus food from socially responsible grocers, bakers and restaurants dedicated to making a difference in their respective communities. To date, the program serves families in Genesee and Livingston counties in Michigan and has been duplicated with great success by other community-based efforts around the US. This is one way HNCS joins people of various faiths and backgrounds to pay it forward. Here are photos from a typical HNCS food drive, where thousands of pounds of fresh and preserved food is collected, sorted, packed in boxes and distributed.
HNCS youth volunteers prepare sandwiches and other food for a local homeless shelter.
“We rely on this and other food drives in the county just to make ends meet
and always leave here with a smile.” ~Jason
“Without this support I wouldn’t be able to feed my kids, who actually
want to come here because we feel so loved.” ~Barbara
“This shows how the community can come together to take care of their own
and that Muslims are no different from the rest of us.” ~Margaret
“I really like helping others and showing people that
a big part of our Muslim faith is community outreach.” ~Noura, age 15