The Muslim Soup Kitchen Project invites you to join us as we embark on our Third
National Muslim Soup Kitchen Project Day. Our first one was held on Saturday, April
As many of you know, the Muslim Soup Kitchen Project (MSKP), based in Albany, NY,
has been feeding thousands of local families and individuals in need. Every month, for the
past several years, our volunteers have prepared and served meals at various locations in
New York’s Capital District. None of this would be possible if it were not for the fact that
our communities are full of people who give generously, be it individuals or families who
pitch in to build and fund our masaajid, or those who fill the drop-boxes at our community
centers for our numerous drives…
However, as much as we know Muslim communities all across this country to be full of
hands that give tirelessly and full of people who devote all that they have to help others,
Muslim communities are not yet recognized as such on a national level.
With the above in mind, the Muslim Soup Kitchen Project (MSKP) embarked on the
NATIONAL Muslim Soup Kitchen Project (NMSKP) in 2016. NMSKP is a project that
seeks to encourage as many groups as possible, both in the Capital District – as well as in
other parts of the country – to come together once a year to plan and host a soup kitchen in
their own towns or cities to help those in need.
These soup kitchens are held on the same day all across the country, thereby helping to bring
to light the value of our Muslim communities, and the role that they play in making our
country a better place. At the Muslim Soup Kitchen Project, we aim to become the
mechanism that connects the generosity of our Muslim communities nationwide to the
needs of those in our respective communities. We need you to help us in this mission
by tapping into the resources, the volunteer spirit and support systems that have always been
a part of our communities.
This year National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day will be held on the last Saturday of April:
Sunday, April 29th, 2018: We aim to serve as many people nationwide as possible, and here
is how you can help:
1. Identify the help: Reach out to the people you know (your own family members,
members of a youth club, a local organization, or people from the community at
2. Identify who to serve: Decide who you will be serving a meal to. If you need help
with identifying a group call your local shelters, churches or other congregations –
they love this!
3. Decide what to serve: Discuss this with your group and choose something YOU
would like to serve. Also (if you need to) reach out to your community! Ask that
auntie that makes your favorite biryani, show everyone that you can make a mean
lasagna, or have a sandwich competition with your local student group. Get creative!
4. Decide where to serve: You may find it best to deliver from your local community
center to places in need, or you may find that a local shelter will allow you to cook
and serve right from their own kitchen.
5. Communicate with us before the day: Let us know that you are on board for the
National Muslim Soup Kitchen Day! Register with us using the following link:
a) Who you are (name of your group and name of person heading the group).
b) Your main contact information.
c) Where you are located.
d) What food you are preparing.
e) How many meals you are serving.
f) How many volunteers are taking part.
6. Advertise: Do your best to reach out to local media outlets so that they can
help to publicise your event beforehand and/or report on it on the day itself.
7. Capture the moment: Take pictures and/or videos and share them with us on
our facebook event page: Also, please remember to share links of any media coverage you
Alhamdulillah (all praise be to Allah), we are a generous people, just as our Prophet (peace
be upon him) taught us to be. He taught us to work together, to be a community that comes
together to encourage good and forbid evil.
Today, we are inviting you to come together to do good by participating in the 3 rd Annual
NATIONAL MUSLIM SOUP KITCHEN DAY!