Nearly 46 million Americans—including almost 16 million children—live in poverty. Many of the country’s impoverished citizens are hard-working adults who simply cannot make ends meet. They and their families are forced to go without food for several meals, or worse, several days.
The Giving Grain Pantry can help! Through this initiative, Islamic Relief USA is working with local community members to provide food aid right here at home, to our neighbors in need. The Giving Grain Pantry aims to serve as a source for nutritious, wholesome food to people in cities across the country.
Start Your Community’s Giving Grain Pantry
Do you want to bring Giving Grain Pantry to your neighborhood? Getting started is easy: Just download this manual to learn more about this important community initiative, and how you can make access to nutritional food flourish for your neighbors in need.
The Giving Grain Pantry, Washington, DC
Our first location opened August 4, 2012, in Washington, DC, in Ward 8, considered the city’s most impoverished neighborhood. Islamic Relief USA is joining efforts with America’s Islamic Heritage Museum and Masjid Muhammed to serve the community.
- Washington, DC:
Islamic Heritage Museum: 2315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
First and third Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon
PHOTO BLOG: NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE, IN HONOR OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Jan. 19, 2013
Islamic Relief USA staff and volunteers participated in National Day of Service on Jan. 19 in VA and DC to provide services to neighbors in need.
PHOTO BLOG: FIRST GIVING GRAIN FOOD PANTRY IFTAR
Aug. 9, 2012
Check out photos taken at the first ever Giving Grain Food Pantry iftar, held in Washington, DC.
Volunteer at The Giving Grain Pantry
Sign up to serve your community at Islamic Relief USA’s The Giving Grain Pantry, and turn your free time into good deeds. On the first and third Saturdays of each month, The Giving Grain Pantry team works together with community members to distribute food to our neighbors in need—and we need your help to do so! Fill out this form or contact Minkailu Jalloh, Islamic Relief USA program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also connect with us at email@example.com.
**To learn how to apply for volunteer work in an Islamic Relief USA office
or for special events, check out our Volunteer page.**