“It’s really great to see a community that’s so involved,” said Anna Kurian, communications director for the North Texas Food Bank. “From when you walk in, you [see] that volunteerism and service are just ingrained in the culture. … From a meal count perspective, 6,000 meals is pretty phenomenal from a single group.”
Miguel Perez for Dallas News: At an Ismaili Muslim center in Plano, a crowd of volunteers gathered Friday to celebrate the end of Ramadan by enjoying one another’s company, sharing a traditional meal — and doing good work for the larger community.
A few hundred members of North Texas’ Ismaili Muslim community gathered at Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center to prepare and pack 1,200 meals to donate. Together with sister centers in Carrollton, Euless and Colleyville, they’ll donate 6,000 meals to mark Eid al-Fitr.
“The month of Ramadan is a month of piety and self-reflection,” said Salim Rahimi, a volunteer and community leader. “It’s about understanding the gifts that we’ve been given and what we should be doing for the world at large.”
Friday’s effort was coordinated by the Aga Khan Council for the Central United States.
More at the source: Plano, Dallas News / Miguel Perez / 6-16-2018