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On August 16, 2020, Sabil USA hosted a drive-thru food distribution in Tustin, where OC Muslims observed the Islamic festival of sacrifice (Eid-ul-Adha) and fulfilled the obligation of distributing fresh meat (and other food staples) to locals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Communities of color have been especially impacted by the pandemic, especially refugees, assylum seekers, and those working in impacted 

industries like hospitality, the gig economy, and food service. Sabil USA was proud to partner with Islamic Relief USA (pictured here, Susan Ahmed, IR USA Lead Program Coordinator, holding a meat parcel) to distribute about 2,000 pounds of fresh beef, flour, rice, oil, fruits, vegetables, and other food staples to hundreds of families who lined up from dawn to avoid the searing sun. 

Sabil USA Board President, Samar Aziz, said: “We know the need is growing immensely so we are looking to increase our support for vulnerable families across Orange County, especially as many of our clients are growing increasingly food insecure and worried about diminishing federal government support.” Thank you KTLA 5 and Photojournalist Phil Ige Originally Broadcast August 16, 2020, 5:00 p.m Evening News Broadcast