CAIR helps feed low-income families for Thanksgiving

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The local Muslim community is coming together to collect food to low income families during the Thanksgiving season.

The Cincinnati office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Ohio (CAIR-Cincinnati) will coordinate the "Feeding Our Neighbors" project by collecting and giving away boxes of food, including whole turkeys, to low income families.

Volunteers from the Cincinnati Muslim community will prepare and assist with the distribution of the food packages to 120 families on Sunday, November 20.

"This event has been a great success over the past 2 years and offers us an opportunity to help families at a crucial time when they are experiencing food insecurity," said Karen Dabdoub, CAIR-Cincinnati Director. "We expect to distribute 120 turkeys along with boxes of food to families, young and old."

The "Feeding Our Neighbors" project is part of the national "Muslims Care" initiative.

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