(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 5/31/18) – On Saturday, June 2, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will host its 8th Annual Ramadan Day of Service at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

What: Almost 150 Oklahoma Muslims will spend the afternoon at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma sorting and packing food to help the one in six Oklahomans who lives with hunger every day.
When: Saturday, June 2 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma – Volunteer Center, 3355 S. Purdue, Oklahoma City, OK 73179
Why: This day of service takes place in the month of Ramadan during the daylight hours when volunteers are fasting from food and drink.
Visuals: Almost 150 volunteers packing enough food to provide an estimated 47,000 meals for children, seniors and families with inconsistent access to healthy food.
Contact: Adam Soltani, CAIR-OK Executive Director, 405-248-5853, asoltani@cair.com; Veronica Laizure, CAIR-OK Civil Rights Director, 405-430-9877, vlaizure@cair.com

The Oklahoma Muslim community is an active, civically engaged community that desires an enhanced quality of life for all residents of Oklahoma. Saturday’s Annual Ramadan Day of Service is one part of the Oklahoma Muslims Care campaign, a program designed to facilitate community service opportunities for Oklahoma Muslims. The campaign highlights the commitment to service towards the betterment of all in the state by giving back to those in need.

During the month of Ramadan, Oklahoma Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, and other indulgences from break of dawn until sunset. The month marks a time of increased prayer and spiritual reflection, as well as a community-wide increase in charity and volunteerism. To read more about Ramadan, daily fasting, and the importance of serving one’s community, please visit: https://www.cairoklahoma.com/?s=ramadan

CAIR-OK is a chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Their mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

CAIR-Oklahoma is a chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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