Christian-Jewish aid group, Chabad feed poor Moroccan Muslims for Ramadan



Three Moroccan-Muslim women sit with their Ramadan gift bags containing food, which they received from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Chabad, and Mimouna. Credit: Jeunesse Chabad Maroc.

( The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) humanitarian organization partnered with the Chabad-Lubavitch movement as well as the local aid group Mimouna in Morocco to provide gift bags with food for thousands of poor Moroccan Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan.

The gift bags were distributed on Sunday to 8,000 Muslims in the cities of Kenitra, Rabat, and Sale. Among the traditional Ramadan foods included in each box were dates, tea, lentils, and chickpeas.

“We are privileged to help support Moroccans in need celebrate the holy month of Ramadan,” said Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of The Fellowship. “This inspiring initiative serves as a shining model of bridge-building between Christians, Jews, and Muslims, and shows that the world’s faith communities can unite around shared values to make a difference for good.”

With the help of The Fellowship, Chabad’s food-distribution project for Moroccan Muslims in need exceeded last year’s delivery of 250 packages for 1,300 people.

Posted on June 28, 2016 .