Oklahoma Muslims volunteer at food bank during Ramadan

More than 130 Oklahoma Muslims were volunteering at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City on Saturday.
by Adam Kemp Published: July 28, 2013

The group busied themselves stacking boxes of apple sauce and other boxed goods in addition to the rice Abueisheh and the other girls were bagging.

The facility provides enough food to feed 90,000 Oklahomans each week, said Dennis Hollenback, the volunteer coordinator for the Regional Food Bank.

“More than 675,000 people wonder where their next meal is coming from,” he said. “It's important to have all the volunteers we can to help, and it's great to see so many young people here to help with that.”

Othman Ghanma, 16, said he was proud to be there with members of his faith and to be giving back to help feed others.

“We saw a need,” he said. “We just want to help.”

by Adam Kemp
Enterprise Reporter
Adam Kemp is an enterprise reporter and videographer for the Oklahoman and Newsok.com. Kemp grew up in Oklahoma City before attending Oklahoma State University. Kemp has interned for the Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette and covered Oklahoma State...
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