Presentation on theme: "Feed The Hungry in your Community. Why help others? As a Muslim This is our duty This is one of the way of dawah This is how we establish a culture of."— Presentation transcript:
Why help others? As a Muslim This is our duty This is one of the way of dawah This is how we establish a culture of helping others among the Mulims This is how we can build the right image of Islam and Muslims This is the Sunnah of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh)
Before You Start Recipients Resources Schedule Community Support Food Pantry Model
How do we help others? Food Pantry Soup Kitchen Free Clinic Legal Aid Shelter Home Study Center
Team Up Visionary Person Person of Passion Detailed Person Human Resource Person Fund Raiser
The Survey Survey the Area Pantries within a 5 mile radius How many Clients they Serve? How great is the need in your area?
The Location???? Do you have adequate space? Do you have adequate shelving/storage space? Will you need to hire a manager? Will you need to pay rent? Utilities?
Budget Budget for start up funds Record of expenses Regular source of money List of expenses (staffing, transportation
Stocking the Pantry Host a Food Pantry day Set up a n Account with Local Food Bank Collect food items with different strategies Run a food Campaign
The Food Items Instant non-fat dry milk Canned vegetables Peanut butterCanned fruit Pork and beans Applesauce Cereal (ready to eat)Margarine (might require refrigeration) Oatmeal/gritsBaby food and formula Noodles or macaroniCanned soup CrackersTuna, Canned meats Rice/Rice-A-Roni Spaghetti sauce and noodles Instant potatoes Juices Jello and instant pudding Pancake mix, Syrup Macaroni & cheeseDried beans and peas SugarArtificial Sweeteners JelliesCoffee & Creamer Tea bagsKool Aid BisquixSelf rising flour Hamburger/Chicken/Shortening/Cooking Oil Tuna Helpers Beef Stew
How to store the food? Place with Locking doors, climate control 6 inches away from the wall and 6 inches off the floor Free standing shelves Store Non-food items from food items Mark the date. First-in, First-out system Inspect all the items
Staffing Picking up food Stocking of food Making up boxes or bags of food Screen clients for food Clean and maintain the facility Offer training sessions Maintain records and required reports
Food Drive Appoint a leader Publicity Select a theme Select the dates Clear start and end date Set a goal Choosing locations Barrels
Publicity Newsletter Email Broadcast on TV, Radio, Newspapers Posters Story for media Have volunteers Ask business to match their giving Kick-off party At the end sponsor a Thank You Party