Last weekend, over 100 volunteers from the ICSC and First United Methodist Church in Pasadena teamed up for our first ever Rise Against Hunger event. Approximately 40 members of the Islamic Center met churchgoers in the gymnasium of First United Methodist Church to help make a difference – ages ranging from children all the way through senior leadership from both congregations.
“My favorite part of the event was that children played an integral role in the program. I am sure they left that day with a better understanding of hunger around the world and a new appreciation for food.” – Hedab Tarifi, ICSC Chairperson
The day’s goal was to package 17,000 meals for Children in Cambodia, and after only a few hours, our hardworking crew was successful in achieving just that. The meals were simple and easy to make – consisting of a blend of soy, rice, vegetables and a small packet of vitamins. Rise Against Hunger Photos (click for more)