The coronavirus pandemic has turned life upside down for many New Yorkers, including those who wish to safely practice their faiths.
Muslims, who began the holy month of Ramadan on Thursday, are no exception. The holy month involving fasting from sunup to sundown, charity, and prayer is typically celebrated as a community. But due to social distancing, that’s not possible this year.
To help families celebrate, especially those who’ve lost income due to shutdowns, New York City has announced plans to serve more than 500,000 halal meals to Muslims during Ramadan.
Another 100,000 halal meals will be distributed through soup kitchens, food pantries, and community organizations.