Ramadan is a month when Muslims engage in a physical fast and spiritual contemplation. They don't eat or drink anything between dawn and sunset for 30 days. Nope, not even water. The point of the exercise is not to starve or punish. Rather, a fundamental goal is drawing closer to the Creator and be thankful for seemingly simple things like food and water.
Another key objective is building social solidarity between people through experiential empathy, regardless of faith, class, status, wealth or race. When your belly complains because you haven't eaten, or when you are parched but can't have a drop, then you appreciate the gift of food and water. And hopefully, you may better understand the plight of those in our community who go hungry through no choice of their own.
Ramadan is about food, hunger, empathy, social solidarity and giving of ourselves. That is why It is the perfect time to fight hunger in our community by supporting the Give 30 Campaign Food Banks.
NOT FOR MUSLIMS ONLY
Is Give 30 for Muslims only? Most definitely not.
Hunger doesn't discriminate, and neither does Give 30. This initiative is about everyone coming together to address a community challenge. Ramadan is an excellent opportunity for all of us to build a more compassionate community.
If you aren't muslim, it's a perfect time to take part in the spirit of empathy, social solidarity and giving that all paths of faith and morality share.
To succeed, Give 30 needs everyone. It begins with you.
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He is not of us who goes to sleep with a full stomach, while his neighbour is hungry. ~ Prophet Muhammad