Islamic Relief USA to Present $10,000 Grant to The Food Bank of Delaware

Newark, Del. – Islamic Relief USA, a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization, will present a $10,000 grant to the Food Bank of Delaware on Thursday, March 4. The two organizations have worked together for many years, focusing on alleviating hunger. The need for such action increases daily, as several recent news reports have shown food insecurity has grown during the coronavirus pandemic.

Islamic Relief USA Awards $10,000 Grant To Help The Food Bank of Delaware

NEWARK, Del. – Islamic Relief USA has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Food Bank of Delaware, helping the large regional facility address unprecedented levels of food insecurity stemming from the novel coronavirus pandemic. “Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, food insecurity has increased tremendously in the United States. The impact of the pandemic has resulted in record levels of joblessness, which directly impacts the ability of working families to budget for basic necessities, including food,” said Sharif Aly, chief executive officer of Islamic Relief USA. “Long lines have formed outside food distribution centers and pantries throughout the country. Given the Food Bank of Delaware’s record of providing effective and trustworthy services, we are honored to partner with them through this grant to address the ongoing food insecurity crisis. ”

IRUSA Partners With Community Based Organizations to Help Prevent Childhood Hunger 

Alexandria, Va. –Islamic Relief USA, a non-profit humanitarian and advocacy organization, has awarded a total of $200,000 in grants to 11 organizations throughout the country to help feed kids this summer, as part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program. Many children had already become used to the grab-and-go lunches that were distributed in the latter part of the school year, when schools shut down due to the novel coronavirus and students had to learn remotely. Fortunately, with the grants provided by Islamic Relief USA, children under the age of 18 who come from low-income households that qualify for free or reduced-price lunch will continue to those nutritious mid-day meals during their summer breaks, thanks to summer lunch programs that are being provided by various organizations, houses of worship, and other entities.

Donations for Palestine Are Hitting Lows When The Needs Are Increasing


Have donors lost hope? We know it's been decades of hurt, pain, poverty, suffering for our sisters and brothers there, and a donation may seem small in light of everything. But it's not! A donation can mean a world of difference for a sister or brother in need, like you saw in the video above from Qabalan, Palestine. Because of a donor like YOU, who made the choice to give, this sister was able to get a bread business—the main livelihood for her family—up, running, and thriving (her video is a must-watch)!

A Global Crisis Means A Global Response


Millions of dollars’ worth of emergency assistance to more than 20 at-risk countries has been released by Islamic Relief (of which Islamic Relief USA is a part of) in a bid to stem the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, help those infected and support vulnerable communities that have been the hardest hit. Thousands of hygiene kits containing essentials like hand sanitizer, surgical masks and thermometers have already been delivered to high-risk communities in places like Syria and Afghanistan where vital health infrastructure has crumbled due to conflict. 

  • Published in Health

Devastating Monsoon Flood Emergency in Kerala

India is currently experiencing its largest flood and landslide in more than a century. In the past two weeks, over 400 deaths have been reported, dozens are missing, and an unthinkable 1.8 million people remain displaced and seeking shelter in relief camps. Please donate now. Torrential monsoon rains in Kerala, a southwestern region of India, began in early May 2018 and became incessant starting August 8th, 2018. The state of Kerala has witnessed dozens of landslides over the past few weeks. Nearly 6,000 relief camps are filling with displaced people, after many were  stranded on rooftops awaiting helicopter or boat rescue.

  • Published in World

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