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Islamic Relief USA Awards $10,000 grant to Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village for Summer Nutrition Program, Feeding Children in Need

Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization, has launched its 2021 Summer Food Service Program (SFRSP), providing grants to various community-based organizations around the country, including the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village, 4119 Saginaw St., in Flint.;

The program helps provide meals to children in need to ensure they don’t go hungry while school is out of session. Millions of students around the country rely on school lunches for their nutritional needs. All of the sites have been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture to serve summer meals.

The $10,000 IRUSA grant will enable the FJV Foundation to help purchase 2,965 pounds of food, benefitting 97 children over the summer months.

In total, the $308,750 IRUSA grant program will help some 76,787 children in 12 cities around the country receive meals. The sites are located in both rural and urban areas.


Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization. Its mission is to provide relief and development in a dignified manner regardless of gender, race or religion, and works to empower individuals in their communities and give them a voice in the world. Its programs benefit millions of people each year in more than 40 countries around the world, including in the United States.

Islamic Relief USA meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a national charity monitoring group affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. Islamic Relief USA is on the U.S. government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity list, and it is also a signatory to the code of conduct of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

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