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Local mosque to open food pantry

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By Joan Hellyer Staff Writer

The Zubaida Foundation will host the grand opening of its food pantry Saturday in Lower Makefield, organizers said.

“The pantry aims to serve the working poor and others who may be homeless,” said Lee Phillips, a spokeswoman for the mosque. “This is part of the mission of Zubaida Foundation to create opportunities for its membership to do hasanaat (good deeds) for the community.”

The pantry will include higher protein foods and will also will be able “to serve ready-to-eat foods for those who may be homeless and do not have access to cooking equipment,” she said.

The grand opening runs from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the mosque at 857 Big Oak Road. That is across the street from Charles Boehm Middle School in Lower Makefield.

The foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 2005.

Its purpose is to improve the community’s spiritual, moral and social health, Phillips said.

The mosque achieves its goals through congregational prayers, educational programs, social activities and interfaith dialogues and peace efforts with all faiths “in conformity with the teachings of Islam,” she said.

Call 267-718-8029 for more information about the mosque’s new food pantry.

Joan Hellyer: 215-949-4048;

email: jhellyer@calkins.com;

Twitter: @BCCTintheknow

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