The Islamic Center of America in Dearborn provided lunch to the Dearborn Police Department on Friday afternoon. ICA Chairman Mazen Chehan and board members Mirvat Kadouh and Adnan Chirri delivered food from Al Sultan Restaurant in Garden City to the police station. They were greeted by Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad and Dearborn police Capt. Timothy McHale. The meal consisted of chicken, hummus, salad, vegetables and rice and fed more than 50 people.
Four days earlier, the ICA kicked off the first full week of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with a food drive. The center ultimately gave out 1,000 food kits to members of the community who needed them. With the spread of COVID-19 still a concern, recipients were able to pick up the food without getting out of the vehicle. Each food kit included a 14-day supply of non-perishable food items including canned food, fresh vegetables, bread, fruit, beans, rice, oil, dairy products, and chicken. Kadosh said the Dearborn police helped out the ICA’s food drive effort by directing traffic and keeping everyone safe that day.
“This could not have succeeded without the assistance of the Dearborn police,” Kadosh said. The Dearborn police (have) a long-standing commitment to serving the ICA and the community at large. (The lunch) is our small way of offering blessings to our heroes. The Islamic Center has been an essential part of our community for over six decades. It always has and continues to be our mission to help fulfill the needs of the less fortunate.”