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Correspondent: Muizat Hameed
The Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, has announced New York City’s intention to serve a 500,000 halal meals during the month of Ramadan.
Not less than 400,000 halal meals will be distributed at 32 Department of Education buildings and another 100,000 will be served through community organizations during the month. The city also provides Kosher meals for Jews.
“This initiative is part of a program that has served at least 10 million grab-and-go meals at 435 sites and via taxi to housebound New Yorkers, at a cost of at least $170 million,” the Mayor said.