Posted by: Dawud Israel | March 2, 2008

Getting Local Places to Donate Food to the Hungry

Something I posted a long time ago on a forum…thought I would bring it back. Nothing fancy but just meant for the time conserving (i.e. lazy) among us. 🙂

Here is a letter I wrote to be given to the restaurants, grocery stores, supermarkets, etc. to encourage them to feed the hungry by donating surplus food to soup kitchens and food banks near by. Depending on the area–most communities have something like this already set up but if there is a shortage or it hasn’t been introduced to the community–this is a great way to start.

It’s meant so that people can quickly do something about their local community. You need to do your own research too and get to know your local community so it isn’t like you can simply print it off and mail it–you gotta put in your own effort too, but not too much. And that’s good because it will at least get you in touch with some of the things going on in your community for possible future endeavors.

Download here: Food Donations Letter

The other thing you should do is Google: “(your city, locality) food bank and/or soup kitchen”
And take the title, addresses, phone number of the soup kitchens/food banks that are near the place you want to encourage to donate food and include that on an second page on the document with “Local establishments catering to the hungry near you:” written on the top.

All-in-all this shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes.

Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdika ash-haduana la illaha illa ant astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk. Ameen.

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