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.READ MORE: There's Been An Uptick Of Depression Among College Students, What's Being Done To Help
Volunteers delivered 168 boxes of food to families, benefitting as many as 840 people.READ MORE: Baltimore Man Keith Davis Jr. Whose Been Tried For Kevin Jones' Murder 4 Times Gets New Trial
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.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Mayor, Maryland Governor Meet To Discuss Strategies To Decrease Violent City Crime