EPIC provides for community

by | Sep 3, 2020 | Latest

The East Plano Islamic Center is helping members of the community regardless of race or creed.

Located in Plano and known as EPIC, the East Plano Islamic Center has started project “Drive Through Food Pantry,” a service that provides a week’s worth of food to those in need, every Saturday from 6 to 7 p.m.

The program is currently helmed by former EPIC two-time president Mohammad Jawaid Isa, whose goal is to reach as many people in the community as possible. The Food Pantry has become EPIC’s flagship program during the COVID-19 pandemic and has proven to be hugely successful and popular within the community.

Along with the drive-up, Isa is working to establish a delivery service as well. Those who live within a few miles of EPIC will have food delivered on Saturdays but anyone who lives further might have to wait until Isa can schedule the delivery.

EPIC is also working with the North Texas Food Bank and Islamic Circle of North America providing financial assistance. EPIC is also working with the high school and university Muslim Student Association, MSA, as a means for students to volunteer their time.

Isa wants people to know that there is no shame in asking for help, and that EPIC is perfectly willing to provide help.

“More than anything, we want people to know what we are doing,” Isa said. “We don’t want people to go hungry.”

Citizens are encouraged to call Isa at 214-489-3994 or visit EPIC’s website at epicmasjid.org/.

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By Dustin Butler[email protected]

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