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Did you know that 1 in 5 Philadelphians suffer from food insecurity?

Action against hunger

Did you know that 1 in 5 Philadelphians suffer from food insecurity?

Action against hunger in Philadelphia should be at the forefront of our goals as a community. Without access to food, it is impossible to have a normal life. Today in the city, families struggle to have normal lives due to food insecurity.

A report from the Philadelphia Inquirer showed that the number of people living in hunger in Philadelphia increased by 22% in 2018. In this city alone, over 300,000 people struggle with hunger; that is why we are taking action against hunger in Philadelphia.

This number makes Philadelphia one of the poorest cities in the country in this domain. Food insecurity is reaching other social categories beyond exclusively people living under the poverty line.

Today, many families coming to our locations and struggling with food insecurity are living above the poverty line. They usually start accumulating overlapping problems which end up multiplying struggles to the point of becoming unbearable. Unfortunately, the causes are often the same Continuous struggle to find affordable housing, Low wages, Increasing cost of living, Increased medical expenses.

Ultimately, with buying power lessening by the day, entire working families don’t even earn enough to cover the basics. This is despite the hard work and determination shown by accumulating different jobs. These families are like yours and could be yours.

Importantly, there is a growing number of Philadelphians suffering from food insecurity. That is why Muslims Serve provides to individuals and families. This is regardless of any background, origin, race, faith, beliefs, and education, a fundamental necessity. They all need a place to eat a hot meal, a reason for our action against hunger in Philadelphia.

You can make a big difference in someone’s life by donating only $1.00 per day.


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