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Volunteers gather donations for Project Ramadan

Posted at 9:28 PM, May 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-30 21:28:00-04

In the parking lot of Tops Markets at Grant & Amherst, volunteers spent part of their Memorial Day Monday gathering, sorting, and bundling donated goods to feed local families-in-need.

Project Ramadan is an initiative organized by the Western New York Muslims Organization to help the needy during the month of Ramadan.  Each basket is designed to help feed a family of 4-5 people for one month.

In New York State alone, one in every three children are living in households with a food shortage, organizers say.

“We have a lot of people who are donating their time, their money, so they can provide food for the needy,” organizer Sahar Siam says.

Last year, the group handed out 500 baskets.