On Eid al-Adha, Turkish community gives back to Riis Settlement

To cap off Eid al-Adha, the Turkish Cultural Center of Queens is making a delivery of high-quality frozen meat to over 100 low-income seniors and families at the Jacob Riis Settlement House in LIC.

The donation was made possible through the collaboration of TCCQ, the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District and State Senator Mike Gianaris.

“Everyday our organization assists families who are dealing with food insecurity and the domino effect it can have on a family’s health and stability,” says Chris Hanway, executive director at the settlement house.

“This donation is going to make the difference for over 100 families in their ability to put a nutritious meal on their table in this week of the Eid holiday.”

Eid al-Adha is second of two major holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It commemorates Ibrahim’s divine test of obedience to God’s will when he was asked to sacrifice his own son, a story common to Islamic, Christian and Jewish faiths.

It marks the culmination of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca (the Hajj), one of the most important tenets of Islam.

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