COVID-19

Tampa Bay Muslims in Florida giving out food amid Covid-19 crisis

By BITOON A RANAO

The Islamic Society of Tampa Bay in Florida is helping those in need amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak engulfing the world, a local media reported.

Tampa Bay-based ABC Action News said on Thursday that about 30 volunteers are working hour after hour, preparing boxes of food to give to people in need.

“It’s open for everyone,” said Hatem Fraiz, Director of the Islamic Community of Tampa. “Every neighbor, race, region, color.”

All you have to do is drive up to their mosque at 5910 East 130th Avenue in Tampa and open your trunk and members will put the food right in.

They have been giving out food for the last ten days and are serving up to a 1,000 families a day done on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Tampa Bay in the US southeasternmost State of Florida is a large natural harbor and shallow estuary connected to the Gulf of Mexico on the state’s west central coast, comprising Hillsborough Bay, McKay Bay, Old Tampa Bay, Middle Tampa Bay, and Lower Tampa Bay.

“We have brought together a package of food, it’s enough for a family for a whole week. Now everybody is not getting paid, everybody is getting laid off. Everybody is home, especially after the order from last night from our Governor. We just continue to help and send our message to the community that we are your good Muslim neighbors. Your good Muslim friends. And we are here to help with whatever we can,” said Fraiz.

The Islamic Society is also helping with financial assistance for people in need and for seniors who can’t make it here for pick up, they have boxes they can deliver. (With https://www.abcactionnews.com/)

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