WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA, a relief and development organization based in the D.C. metro area, will celebrate its Summer Food Service Program with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 21, at An Nur School in Lanham, Md. The ceremony marks IRUSA's participation in this project to provide healthy meals to school children who live in working-class communities. Serving of meals began in June and will continue throughout the summer.
In a collaborative effort, Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) is supporting the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and several faith-based organizations on this initiative. USDA estimates that at least 22.3 million children, who rely exclusively on breakfast and lunch provided by their schools while classes are in session, are at risk of undernourishment during the summer season.
"We're proud to join USDA and members of the faith-based community to help make sure children in our neighborhoods don't go hungry in the summer," said Abed Ayoub, IRUSA's CEO. IRUSA has undertaken the responsibility of feeding children at about 30 neighborhood sites.
What: Islamic Relief USA Summer Food Service Ceremony
When: Thursday, July 21, 11:30 a.m.
Where: An Nur Academy at Prince George's Muslim Association
Islamic Relief USA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)humanitarian organization with eight consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and disease regardless of color, race, gender or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. Islamic Relief USA aims to provide rapid relief in the event of human and natural disasters and to establish sustainable local development projects, allowing communities to better help themselves.
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