Ramadan food packing sessions set in Addison
Hundreds of volunteers will gather Saturday in Addison when Islamic Relief USA holds its annual Ramadan Food Box Pack-Out sessions.
The group also is sponsoring events in Texas, New Jersey and Virginia, but the Illinois event will be at New Royal Distributors, 1544 W. Wrightwood Court.
Volunteers will pack meals with nonperishable foods in shifts running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m.
The packages will be given to local people in need through food pantries, houses of worship and other agencies. The goal is for the Addison teams to prepare 5,000 packaged meals.
"During Ramadan, it is essential for Muslims to not only fast from sunrise to sunset," Said Durrah, national volunteers manager for IRUSA, said.
"It also is a time to reflect, to think about people in your community with little means, especially with regard to healthy food. The food box pack-out sessions enable local communities to make a positive difference."