Necip Orhan from The Dialogue Institute and the Raindrop Foundation has generously invited the Interfaith Hunger Coalition to share an Iftar meal with his community. The meal will be held at the Dialogue Institute/Turkish Raindrop Foundation facility on 7901 Mountain Rd NE, at sundown (approximately 8:20 p.m. MDT).
In the Muslim tradition, the Iftar meal is served at the end of the day during the Holy month of Ramadan after a day of fasting. Ramadan is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar, during which fasting from dawn to dusk is observed by Muslims all over the world. A local Muslim family will be preparing the food.
If you plan to join the Interfaith Hunger Coalition for the Iftar meal, please send an RSVP to BreadNM@gmail.com no later than June 16. Please bring your friends or family members, but RSVP for each person who is coming.
Other News from the Interfaith Hunger Coalition
Learn About Meals on Wheels
Sharon Rogers, a long-time volunteer for Meals on Wheels Albuquerque, will present at the bimonthly meeting of the Interfaith Hunger Coalition on Tuesday, June 13, at First Presbyterian Church (Martin Luther King and I-25), at 12:00 Noon. The program is open to the public.
While delivering food to homes remains the biggest part of Meals on Wheels in Albuquerque, the local organization also provides several important services.
Local Harvest: Through this program, Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque purchases locally farmed fruits and vegetables for use in its meals. “The program allows us to support local farmers, our economy, and the environment while providing our clients with fresh and healthy produce that they would be unable to obtain on their own,”
Weekend Pantry Box: This allows low-income clients to eat food on days when meals are not delivered. “This collaboration between Silver Horizons and Roadrunner Food Bank provides us small boxes of shelf stable, non-perishable items that are delivered to our clients once a month. These boxes include items like crackers, pudding cups, microwavable meals and more. We are grateful to Silver Horizons and Roadrunner Food Bank and thank them for their partnership.”
Love on a Leash: The program provides healthy food and more to the pets of Meals on Wheels Clients. “Having a pet is proven to ease depression and relieve feelings of isolation—something many of our clients struggle with daily. Help our L.I.F.E. program clients keep their furry friends by their side. Services include food, veterinary care, and mobile grooming.”
Read More Here: Learn About Meals on Wheels in Albuquerque
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Samuel M. Chu, national synagogue organizer for MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, will be speaking at Congregation Albert, 3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE (map), on Friday, June 16. Congregation Albert is a participating congregation in the Interfaith Hunger Coalition in Albuquerque.
Chu will offer reflections on hunger in New Mexico and U.S. as part of the Kabbalat Shabbat services, which begin at 6:00 p.m. The service is open to the local faith community and anyone interested in learning about the Jewish perspective on hunger.
After the service, there will be an opportunity to chat with Chu. Light snacks will be provided.