Our Food Bank is designed to provide equitable access to food and essential items to people struggling with hunger and food insecurity. Every year, we provide more than 11,000 food hampers and 20,000 healthy meals and are always at the forefront to discover innovative methods to eradicate hunger. Our food packages are designed to support a family on monthly basis and are also customized as per the requirements (dietary or religious restrictions).
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services Society ("MFBCS") started from the garage of one of our founding members in 2010. We are now a dedicated team of 1000+ volunteers who not only carry out monthly food distribution across Canada but also provide hot meals on a daily basis to the seniors, homeless and people in transit.
We believe that everyone should have a safe place to live. Our Refugee Support Program is dedicated to saving lives and ensuring the dignity, safety, and security of refugees and displaced people who enter the borders of Canada. Since November 2015, Muslim Food Bank and Community Services Society ("MFBCS") has been collaborating with ISS of BC on providing the required social, economical and mental health support to newly-arrived government-assisted refugees (GARs).
To make refugees feel welcome, we at MFBCS provide them with a welcome package (that contains all the essential items that they require to start their new life) and offer them the required support they need to build their life from scratch (counseling, guiding them on how to navigate life in Canada).
”As for the believing men and the believing women—all [of them] are allies of one another. They enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong. Moreover, they [duly] establish the Prayer and give zakat charity, and they obey God and His Messenger. It is these upon whom God shall have mercy. Indeed, God is overpowering, all-wise”. (Al-Tawbah, 9:71)
Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam, and every independent and well-off Muslim has to pay the required amount of zakat depending on his/her wealth. Zakat manifests the teaching of the Islamic community that is built on the principle of human obligation towards each other, making each Muslim accountable for the well-being of every other Muslim.
This concept of reciprocal social obligation is called takâful, meaning “mutual responsibility,”. At MFBCS we carefully ensure that your Zakat is going to the rightfully deserving families whilst also offering complete transparency.
Eid -Ul- Adha is celebrated annually by the Muslims around the world, an incident from the history of Islam that taught us all a valuable lesson. Muslims on Eid al-Adha perform animal sacrifices to commemorate the legacy of Prophet Abraham.
Muslims are to optionally slaughter an animal and distribute its meat, particularly to the poor in commemoration of the occasion so that the poor enjoy this irregular luxury of eating meat. With our Qurbani program, we will make it easier for you to fulfill the commands of Allah SWT and distribute meat to the needy and vulnerable of society.
As a result of the COVID 19 pandemic, schools started using cloud technology. This has created major challenges for low income and recently arrived refugee families. As an intervention to the worrying digital divide, we are distributing refurbished computers and laptops, donated by community members and other community organizations. We are always looking for more donors as the demand is very high.