Salam Alaykum,
Once again, Az-Zahraa Islamic Academy will be hosting a Ramadan Campaign to collect food and other items for the needy. Starting on February 20th and ending on March 3rd, we have 18 days to collect items that will be given to the Richmond Food Bank and the Muslim Food Bank to distribute to those that need extra support.

PLEASE support us in this initiative by donating the following – these can be given to your children to bring to school or you can drop them off directly at the school as well. We will have boxes in the gymnasium in the morning and at after school dismissal as well as upstairs across from the locker area.

IF you are able to provide GIFT CARDS, we would REQUEST that you provide them from The Real Canadian Superstore.

Our Top 5 Most Needed Items:
1. Canned protein – like chicken, turkey, meat, fish (ex: sardines, mackerel, salmon, tuna), and vegetarian protein (ex: beans, peas, lentils)
2. Peanut Butter (especially with little or no added sugar or salt)
3. Canned tomatoes, vegetables, and fruits (especially with little or no added sugar or salt)
4. Rice, pasta (including whole grain pasta), whole grains (ex: basmati rice, barley) and lentils
5. Soup and healthy tinned meals (ex: chunky soup/stew, chili, cream of mushroom soup, tomato soup, etc.)

Oftentimes the following are also needed:
1. Baby food, formula (non-expired)
2. Baby wipes
3. Unopened toiletries and personal hygiene items – toilet tissue, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products (especially pads), adult incontinence products (especially briefs)
4. Canned Milk (especially unsweetened)