DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) —While experiencing the coronavirus pandemic, the Muslim Community of the Wiregrass held a food giveaway for those who are in need.
“Since people are affected with the COVID-19 and we are trying to help people who are affected by unemployment or loss of job. So, that’s why we’re here to help the community,” Spiritual leader Abdul Mallik said
Regardless of the difficult time, the outreach program saw a huge need for food in the community. The program gave out multiple bags of meat, vegetables, and fruit to each car that came through the line.
The group purchased a good amount of the food as well as received donations from the Wiregrass Area Food Bank and community donations.
The Muslim community says the great turnout was overwhelming but its a must to keep fueling the community.
“It’s overwhelming with what’s going on…so many cars. But, it still makes us feel better and feel happy that we’re doing it. We may have not had enough today but we’re going to continue to do this in about a week or so time. So, we’ll continue doing it because we see its a circular need for this,” Abdul Mallik said.
One worker expressed that its the Muslim’s way to help during the uncertain time.
The stimulus check hasn’t came in yet. We as Muslims, meaning believing in one God at Masjid Al-Noor we feel that its our duty to obey God and by obeying God we feel the need to help his creatures his people and that’s what we are doing today,” Volunteer worker Gene Williams said.
The Muslim community plans to have another food giveaway in about two weeks.