Islamic Center of Evansville to distribute food on Fri.

Islamic Center of Evansville to distribute food on Fri.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Islamic Center of Evansville was handing out food through a mobile food pantry Friday evening.

They were handing out non-perishable food at their location in Newburgh from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The food came from a partnership with the Islamic Society of Evansville and the Muslim Association of Southern Indiana for Health Advancement.

“There’s no excuse for us in the 21st century to have anyone go to bed hungry at night, so we’re really fulfilling two things here, the command of our religion and also our duties as citizens," said Bashar Mourad, the president of the Islamic Center of Evansville.

The Islamic Center has been handing out food through the pantry since 2019 and says they have distributed over 5,000 pounds of food to date.

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