۱۸ آذر ۱۳۹۸ |١١ ربيع الآخر ١٤٤١ | Dec 9, 2019
Beef donation to Fredericton food bank marks start of Islamic holiday

The Pakistani-Canadian Association of New Brunswick is celebrating the start of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha with a much-appreciated donation of beef .

Hawzah News Agency (New Brunswick - Canada) - Pakistani-Canadian association says donation of halal meat is a gesture of 'love and care'.

The Pakistani-Canadian Association of New Brunswick is celebrating the start of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha with a much-appreciated donation of beef to the Fredericton food bank.

"It's a very special thing to do," said food bank executive director Alex Boyd. "It's quite special because it's donated as halal meat which means it's meat that's appropriate for our Muslim clients."

Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year. The other is Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.

Kanza Hashma, a member of the association, said the donation will help many families in need.

"I think it's a food of love and care from our community to the community we live in," she said.

Helping community

Hashmat and other association members got the idea for the beef donation about two years ago when they heard about a young boy stealing meat at the grocery store because he was hungry.

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