OUR MISSION

Faith In Action

Our mission is to serve those victimized by poverty and
injustice. To reach communities who have been overlooked
and marginalized. To contribute to building a healthy community one act of service at a time.

Our Story

Then…

The story of Muslims Giving Back starts in the post 9/11 era. As Muslims across the country struggled to express their identity and faith, a small group in New York City decided to change the narrative on what Muslims are all about. They began working within existing masjids and doing charitable events for about four years until they found their home in Sunset Park in a small Masjid called Sunset Islamic Center, now MCC (Muslim Community Center). An idea began to take hold that would change the organization forever. The dream was of a vibrant, compassionate, and active Muslim community that uses their faith as their guide to dedicate their service to those in need. Muslims Giving Back found its base.

Serving the community since 2013, MGB has distributed over 175,000+ hot meals and over 400+ tons of healthy food through its weekly food pantry. With its newest project and the addition of The Hunger Truck, MGB can now access isolated communities and areas where there is a lack of food access and can serve these individuals and families.

MGB has been a beacon for like-minded, passionate Muslims to cultivate their ideas for change and build programs. MGB co-founded the Asiyah Women’s Shelter, serving Muslim domestic violence victims (survivors) with emergency relief and housing. MGB helped establish Mercy Bakery and then founded Freedom Bakeries — a hunger relief program providing vital nutrition and support for vulnerable families who have been victims of the crises in Gaza, Yemen, and worldwide. MGB has also helped start Salam Sports, a league catered to providing healthy recreational options for youth. Muslims Giving Back also started Janazah Community Services — the first community-owned Islamic burial service providing at-cost quality funeral services to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. MGB has been in the community with innovative programs ranging from pop-up pantries, healthcare fairs, and mental health to baking cupcakes for the neighborhood. MGB is where many young professionals and passionate elders have collaborated to build a healthier and more active community.

Now…

Currently, Muslims Giving Back is dedicated to community service and leadership. We have an active Community Food Pantry, Weekly hot meals for the Homeless, and Emergency Response for at-risk communities. In addition, we support domestic violence victims, widows, the elderly, and other vulnerable populations through Project Transform, providing them safe refuge and support to build their lives. We are building The Hunger Kitchen to serve the community through soup kitchens and emergency food services. We are on our way to being a verified FOOD Bank member and supporting participants in accessing city services. We are also re-starting our mobile pantry services for the elderly and disabled. We want to help build vulnerable individuals up economically, mentally, emotionally, and physically so that they can sustainably live and contribute to society.

OUR METHOD

COMPASSION

Compassion for MGB starts with empathy and understanding. We are not merely just a charity but we are members of our community. We deliver compassionate service to our neighbors in need. The quality of service and every detail of what we do is a reflection of a deep spiritual commitment to reach and uplift the most vulnerable.

CONSISTENCY

Our Faith and Commitment to service compels us to continue the work. Where other communities rely on external factors like funding and availability of volunteers, MGB has developed a culture of service that enables us to consistent and dependable. This dependability builds trust opens up doors for to help in other ways.

COMMUNITY

Community is at the heart of everything we do. Our community extends beyond the walls of any masjid or center. We open hearts with sincerity, build trust with consistency, and expand opportunities as a brothers and sisters. Our goal is to build a healthy vibrant community that focuses on building the whole individual and contributing to a better society.

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