The Islamic Center’s Food Pantry is a volunteer-run service program in partnership with the LA Regional Food Bank, that has been regularly serving the Los Angeles Koreatown community since 2004.
Volunteers arrive at 9:45 every Saturday morning to prepare for food distribution. In less than two hours, approximately 6,000 pounds of fresh produce, dry and canned goods and meat are distributed to about 150 local families. Rain or shine, the program is proud to serve hundreds of needy families all 52 Saturdays a year.
The Food Pantry has become a beacon for diversity, unity and friendship. We welcome adults, children and interfaith groups wishing to connect and serve.
A Prophetic Lesson
A man asked the Messenger of God (PBUH), “Which Islam is best?”
Prophet Muhammad said: “To feed the hungry and to greet with peace those you know and those you do not know.”
(This hadith was reported by Abdullah ibn Umar, hadith source: Sahih Bukhari 28, Sahih Muslim 39)