Support the Purchase of a New Food Pantry Building
Give a Sadaqah Jariyah
At the Mosque Foundation, part of our mission is to address the needs of every component of an American Muslim’s life. This includes taking a proactive, comprehensive approach to community service. For over 20 years, the Mosque Foundation Community Food Pantry has been offering sustenance to lines of people, regardless of their race, ethnicity, place of residence, or religious background.
Since the pandemic hit, the pantry went from serving around 150 families a week, up to 500! Our current storefront pantry cannot handle the service requests. The long line of clients waiting outside is improper and demeaning, and the neighboring businesses constantly complain. For these reasons, we have taken the initiative to purchase a new building that can accommodate the increased demand in a safe and welcoming environment for volunteers and clients.
The Mosque Foundation Community Food Pantry takes pride in the fact that no one is ever turned away. Whether you are an individual who recently lost your job and need something to eat for the day, a single parent trying to make ends meet, elderly grandparents with custody of grandchildren, a new immigrant or refugee who needs help adjusting to the unfamiliar country and customs, or a widow—when you come into the Mosque Foundation Food Pantry, you can rest assured that you will receive the highest quality of food available with a welcoming smile. We are all in this together.
We call on your generosity to help us purchase a new facility, renovate it, and open it up for service. It is located at 9851 S 76th Ave, in Bridgeview. At 22,080 square feet, the new property is spacious enough to accommodate handling large quantities of food with enough room for our volunteers to serve the surge of beneficiaries more efficiently. The total cost is estimated to top $300,000.
This project is Zakat and Sadaqah-eligible. We encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to fulfill the teachings of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, who said:
أيها الناس: أفشوا السلام، وأطعموا الطعام، وصلوا الأرحام، وصلوا بالليل والناس نيام؛ تدخلوا الجنة بسلام
‘O, people! Spread (the greeting of) Salam, feed others, uphold the ties of kinship, and pray during the night when people are sleeping, and you will enter Paradise with Salam.”
Gain the reward of Sadaqah Jariyah and nourish your neighbors with the Food Pantry expansion project.
Donate now: bit.ly/MFPantry.
For more information, contact us at (708) 433-5666.