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My friend Ziyaad Mia has a great summer charitable drive going for the Daily Bread Food Bank called Give30.
Ziyaad is inviting everyone to sync up with their Muslim neighbours observing Ramadan and deal with local hunger at a time of really important need.
For Give30 – you can take 30 days and put aside a loonie a day, or choose your own small sacrifice – the price of a daily latte or just make any other donation that suits you.
If you’re a non-Muslim, you don’t have to go without food but you can and should take part in the spirit of Ramadan. This unique initiative creates a parallel experience for those fasting with the many families living on the margins in our city involuntarily go without food.
Sharing, and the sharing of food in particular, crosses many cultures. Identifying with others through food reminds us how much essential we have in common.
Back in the days when I ran the Daily Bread Food Bank, area Muslims were one of the first groups to Continue reading