Barakah Box food bank helps Hamilton refugees access halal food

by Hassam Munir

Photo: Ali Shah packs rice and oil along with other food staples into a food hamper box at the Mishkah Social Service Barakah Box food bank in 2017. Each month over 17,000 people access Hamilton food banks. [Cathie Coward/The Hamilton Spectator]

Islamic Relief Canada has partnered with Mishka Social Services to support its food bank in Hamilton, Ontario, known as Barakah Box. More than 400 families in Hamilton use this food bank on a monthly basis to access food that is both halal (i.e., procured with Islamic dietary restrictions in mind) and healthy.

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    Service
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    Washington, D.C. 20017
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    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
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    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
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