BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Islamic Relief USA hosted a food giveaway in Baltimore on Saturday.

The giveaway is in observance of Ramadan- the month of fasting in the Islamic faith.

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Volunteers delivered 168 boxes of food to families, benefitting as many as 840 people.

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The organization noted food insecurity has increased during the pandemic, with as many as 26 million Americans report a shortage of food each week.

Ramadan ends on May 12.

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