Innovant holiday party – Meals for the hungry

December 12, 2014. The sky is getting colder, and the holidays are approaching, while New Yorkers get their last-minute shopping done; still, there are many hungry folk to whom it’s good to give consideration when skies turn and remain stark slate gray. As it so happens, Tzedakah (charity) is a fundamental part of the Jewish way of life; so, Eli Shapiro of West End Synagogue and vice president of Innovant, a cutting edge office design company, from his eager willingness to give charity by helping the homeless eat, recently donated $2000 to Hunger Van during a holiday party sponsored for Read More

Hunger Van at Arab American Family Services – Bringing communities together.

The founder of Hunger Van, Zamir Hassan and the founders of Arab American Family Services (AAFS), Itedal Shalabi and Nareman Taha; formed a friendship during their 7th annual Domestic Violence and Cancer awareness walk. Post the walk Zamir visited AAFS and joined hands to create awareness and get the community mobilized towards the goal of Hunger Van: “Drive against Hunger”.  On December 5th, 2014, AAFS hosted the Hunger Van and had an amazing turn out of volunteers. Ten hard working and amazing volunteers gathered around the conference room table at AAFS and even though it was their only time off Read More

#Interfaith #Action at Reformed Church, NJ #Vegan meals for #Homeless @HungerVan @ZeroHunger @ShareAmerica

                November 8, 2014. It is Sunday morning, and Hunger Van has been invited to a local church in New Brunswick that happens to be equipped with its own kitchen, to make meals for the homeless with an interfaith community. Volunteers gather around the van to carry onto the porch and through the door, supplies they’ll be needing for the kitchen, as quick as possible. Zamir Hassan tells everyone, they’ll be making around 150 meals today. “Some places are too small to accommodate Hunger Van. We tried to get some new people to Read More

Shalom Aleikhem: Hunger Van @AmShalom – An Act of Righteousness

Shalom Aleikhem: Hunger Van with Am Shalom – An Act of Righteousness “When you are asked in the world to come, ‘What was your work?’ and you answer: ‘I fed the hungry,’ you will be told: ‘This is the gate of the Lord, enter into it, you who have fed the hungry’” (Midrash to Psalm 118:17).  “And they give food in spite of love for it to the needy, the orphan, and the captive” (Qur’an 76:8) Religion is a way of life that teaches us how to live, teaches us how to be compassionate and teaches us right from wrong. Read More

@RutgersPSA Brings Charity Tradition of #Pakistan to Campus with @HungerVan for #Homeless @ZeroHunger @ShareAmerica

November 7, 2014. It’s 3:00 P.M. Rain patters down on the ground as the weather gets colder and more unpredictable, while a group of Pakistani students meet around the HUNGER VAN to unpack supplies they’ll be taking into the Rutger’s Bush Campus Student Center  the hosting the HUNGER VAN event. The students lead paraphernalia and company into a small auditorium where there are already four separate tables to spread over with paper and use for preparing meals for the homeless.       Zamir Hassan, the founder of Muslims Against Hunger, Faith Against Hunger, and Hunger Van, who brings out Read More

@HungerVan in NYC with @NewsCred for @ZeroHunger @ShareAmerica

      To see NewsCred’s volunteers in action click here….. November 6, 2014. It is 5:00 PM at 28th Street, Park Avenue South, in downtown Manhattan. Content marketing business NewsCred’s capacious office space is located on the 6th floor of a spiffy edifice flanking the 28th Street green line subway station, where almost every employee is sitting at a desk behind a computer, except a small group of volunteers who have opted to take part in this evening’s Hunger van program. “There is a legal definition for hunger in this country,” Zamir Hassan, founder of Muslims Against Hunger, Faith Against Hunger, and Hunger Van begins lecturing, standing Read More

West End Synagogue Practicing Tikkon Olam With United Sikhs and Interfaith @hungervan for @ZeroHunger @ShareAmerica

West End Synagogue Practicing Tikkon Olam With United Sikhs and Interfaith Hunger Van November 2, 2014. What better way to spend a Sunday than participate in a full-blown charity event promoting acts of kindness and awareness about hunger issues in the state of New York at a beautiful uptown Manhattan synagogue on 68th Street? At 2:00 PM, there was a large congregation of mainly adult people on the floor below the coat check, where a pizza party clearly took up one corner of the room, including a variety of sodas. A few children engaged sharing in activities in their own Read More

Sunday of Charity, Romemu Hosts @HungerVan for @ZeroHunger @ShareAmerica

Furthermore, humble submission is the root of service an the way by which a person can stop feeling superior. He will acknowledge that God alone is the Mater of All Creation, as David put it, “Yours, God, are greatness, might, splendor, triumph, and majesty – yes, all that is in heaven and on earth. —Duties of the Heart: The Gates of Dedication of Purpose, Humility, and Repentance, trans. by Avraham Yaakov Finkel to see volunteers in action click here….. October 26th, 2014. At 3:00 PM in the library-basement of Romemu, Institute for Jewish Spirituality, which is located at Central Park North on Read More

Muslim Home Schoolers Learn Charity By Feeding the Homeless with @HungerVan for @ZeroHunger @ShareAmerica

October 26, 2014. At a local mosque in Bayonne, New Jersey, in what seems to be a capacious, carpeted, and tidy basement area lined by many pillars where there are already many tables laid out for events, Hunger Van’s Zamir Hassan addresses a community of young Muslims, some of whom are being schooled at home by their parents, on the importance of feeding the homeless and giving charity, which happens to be one of the Five Pillars of Islam or Zakat. The young folk, mostly ranging in age from 4 years old to their late twenties, seem to know each other Read More

Columbia MSA – Service Learning project NAS feeds #Homeless for @ZeroHunger @ShareAmerica with @hungervan

“If you’re rich – you will eat when you want, and if you’re poor – you will eat when you can.” —Arabic proverb October 26, 2014 – Columbia University, located at Morningside Heights at 116th Street and Broadway, is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the nation’s fifth oldest. Older than this reputed Ivy league institution is the practice of giving charity, which is also the Third Pillar of Islam, or Zakat, making it mandatory for Muslims to donate a tithe of their income to the needy people of the community so as to Read More