Last Saturday, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) hosted a Stop Hunger Now packaging event at its headquarters in Plainfield, Indiana. The event was co-sponsored by Islamic Relief, the Islamic Society of Greater Indianapolis, and OBAT Helpers.
Over 100 local volunteers packaged 20,000 meals in a matter of two hours. Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for more than 15 years. Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world. Their meal packaging process combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix, including 21 essential vitamins and minerals, into small meal packets. Each meal costs only 29 cents. The food stores easily, has a shelf-life of two years and transports quickly. Stop Hunger Now works with international and domestic partners to distribute meals. “Regardless of what faith tradition you belong to, we all agree that hunger is a problem,” says ISNA Executive Director Hazem Bata who gave the introductory remarks at the event. “We also agree we have a moral obligation to do something about it. This campaign was an opportunity to express our common values and help those who less fortunate than us. We thank all the community volunteers for offering their time and dedication to making this event a success.”
Ahmed Tawfik Named to Honor Roll At Army-Navy
Army and Navy Academy, a private boarding school and military academy in San Diego, announces that Ahmed Tawfik of Culver City has been named to the Honor Roll for the first grading period of the 2014-2015 school year.
Students with a grade point average of 3.50 or higher are named to the Honor Roll. Tawfik achieved a G.P.A. of 3.7143 – an impressive accomplishment, especially considering the Academy’s unique curriculum that includes Leadership Education Training (LET) in addition to the core subjects.
“Congratulations on this major achievement,” says Lisa Basista, Dean of Academics, “and always continue striving for the best.”
Founded in 1910, the Army and Navy Academy is a private not-for-profit institution that provides an academically robust, character-based education for young men, grades 7 through 12. It is the only private boarding school in San Diego County and the only private military academy for high school-age students in California and surrounding states.
Hasan Jalisi elected to Maryland House of Delegates
Hasan “Jay” Jalisi, a medical doctor, small business owner and a member of the Democratic Party Central Committee, was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in District 10.
According to his Linked-In profile, Jalisi graduated from Dow Medical College in Karachi. With three positions to be filled, he finished third with 22,968 votes (28.7%). A Republican finished fourth with 9,769 votes.
Jalisi is a non-practicing head-and-neck surgeon who now runs a property management company, among other ventures. Dr. Jay currently works with non-profits to serve the needs of homeless women with small children and supports a free medical clinic for the uninsured.