Exacerbated by recent events such as the CoVid 19 crisis, certain neighborhoods in the twin cities have become food deserts. In these areas, essential items are in critically low supply. Recognizing this need, Dawoodi Bohras of Minneapolis raised over four hundred dollars to provide essential supplies to Minneapolis Communities in collaboration with local NGO, Second Harvest Heartland.
“Thank you, again, for your generosity and fostering the concept of community organizations helping the community during this time of need.“
According to Second Harvest, “partner food shelves were seeing double to even triple the demand … some partners are seeing more than 1,000 visitors per day.” Second Harvest helps ensure equitable access to nutritious food for all who live in the Twin Cities. Minneapolis Dawoodi Bohras joined hands with the organization to promote its mission to ensure that “noone is going hungry during this difficult time.” The Minneapolis Bohras visited Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and provided essential items such as infant powder formula, diapers, and other basic goods. Julia from Second Harvest commented, “Thank you, again, for your generosity and fostering the concept of community organizations helping the community during this time of need.“
Worldwide, the Dawoodi Bohras have mobilized to provide forms of relief to those effected by the CoVid-19 crisis. His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the leader of the global Dawoodi Bohras community, has encouraged members to help by whatever means possible. One such effort involves contributing essential items to at need communities (such as in New York, Detroit, and San Fransisco). A new video by the Dawoodi Bohras also highlights the community’s international CoVid-related efforts.