Assalamu-alaikum readers,

After 3 LONG weeks of collecting non-perishable food items (the Mac-and-Cheese battle in Islamic Jeopardy, the Walmart Shopping Spree, and asking community members to donate items), the results are in…well sort of. We won’t reveal which team won the food drive competition; you’ll have to join us for the Youth Banquet, Iftar, and Awards Ceremony on Friday, August 12 to find those details. We will reveal how much food was raised by order (i.e. first-place, second-place, etc.).

Ma shaa Allah collectively the youth were able to raise just under 800 pounds of food and liquid non-perishables for the local food bank in Lafayette. Here are the results:

First-place team: 188.6 pounds

Second-place team: 158.4 pounds

Third-place team: 144.2 pounds

Fourth-place team: 125.8 pounds

Fifth-place team: 105.4 pounds

Sixth-place team: 47.2 pounds

Seventh-place team: 24.8 pounds

A well-deserved round of pats on the back for all the youth and community members who helped make this food drive a success. We ask Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, to accept from us our good deeds and forgive¬† us for our mistakes. Ameen.