The Fourteenth Moon Foundation has distributed Eid-el-Fitri packages to about 50 families in Lagos State.
The distribution, which was done on Thursday (Ramadan 28 1441AH/May 21), saw representatives of the families pick a live chicken and 2.5kg of rice each.
Founder of the FMF, Alhaji Qasim Badrudeen, said the distribution was done in a bid to assist the beneficiaries during this trying period.
He explained that the coronavirus lockdown made things difficult for many families, including feeding.
According to him, the packages distributed were donated by well-meaning Nigerians.
He said, “With the lockdown in Lagos and other places, many Muslims’ incomes were affected. And they would need to celebrate Eid as commanded by Allah. This year, we were able to reach about 50 families and we hope to reach more families in subsequent editions.
“It is our joy that we were able to put smiles on the faces of people. We appreciate the donors and pray to Allah to continue to enrich their pockets.”
Badrudeen noted that the foundation is also planning to distribute meats during the Eid-el-Adha (ileya) celebration.
“This will In Sha Allah not affect our annual ‘Eat the Ram” programme during Ileya. We appeal for support and hope to also put smiles on the faces of people during the festival,” he added.
The beneficiaries, however, appreciated the gesture, praying for both the organisation and donors.
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