Ramadan is considered to be a holy month for Muslims. During Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Qur’an and fast during the sunlit hours as a means of drawing closer to God and cultivating self-control, gratitude, and compassion. Moreover, Ramadan is also the month of giving for Muslims. For instance, people invite their friends, family, and neighbors to iftar dinners. Unfortunately, CRC could not host its traditional annual Ramadan dinner past year due to the COVID-19 regulations.
As our local community continues its struggles with the repercussions of COVID-19 and in hopes of continuing the spirit of Ramadan through sharing, Chestnut Retreat Center and our volunteers continued to share meals and show our appreciation to our neighbors. CRC,
Prepared meals for 50 people to be shared with our neighbors.
Donated 50 meals to Portland Upper Mt. Bethel Food Pantry.
Shared 70 meals at four different local post offices such as Saylorsburg, Wind Gap, Pen Argyl, Bangor.
Provided lunch for local businesses.
-On July 14th, 2020, we donated 60 meals to the PVEN Food Pantry and Clothing Closet in Scotia, PA.