Local Muslims give food to homeless, working poor
on October 11, 2011
Every Saturday morning, volunteers from North Oakland’s Lighthouse Mosque come to the Rainbow Recreation center on East 14th Street and Seminary Avenue in East Oakland to give hot food and groceries to people in need. While Zakat, or the giving of a portion of one’s wealth to charity every year, is a required component of Islam, volunteers say they participate in the community feeding out of their own good will.
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