New Halal Meal Service for Residents of Regent Park
Regent Park in Toronto is a vibrant area with residents who make up a diverse ethnic, religious, social and economic Diaspora. In fact, the Muslim community (primarily from Somalia and Bangladesh, with some representation from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, other African countries and the like) currently accounts for close to 60% of the population and is growing. As expected, Muslims have established several places of worship (six in total) throughout the neighbourhood and are quite engaged in advocacy for social services.
Muslim Welfare Centre will establish a restaurant-style halal meal service on Sundays at the CRC, located at 40 Oak Street, in the heart of Regent Park. The CRC is home to the Regent Park Community Food Centre (RPCFC) which provides access to high-quality food in a dignified setting.
The Regent Meals program will create an atmosphere of warmth, compassion and hope for those in need.
At present there is no provision for serving halal meals, so Muslim Welfare Centre will be the first in this area. It’s creating an excitement and an air of anticipation in the community, as well as amongst the CRC management and affiliates.
“Alhamdulillah, the Regent Park community has been incredibly supportive and welcoming of Muslim Welfare Centre and we really have been warmly embraced during the course of our exploration and visits to the various groups. While thrilled to have this reception, we consider this program to be an important first step in establishing Muslim Welfare Centre as a strong, local community partner servicing the needy in Regent Park, God willing.” Firaaz Azeez, Manager- Special Projects, Muslim Welfare Centre.
Halal Foodie is happy to support this local project by the Muslim Welfare Centre. We urge anyone able to dedicate time each week to volunteer, reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (416) 754-8116.
To learn more about the CRC and the Regent Park revitalization program: