South Bay Muslims Deliver Meals From Mobile Soup Kitchen

June 15, 2010

Author: Lisa Fernandez

Source: The San Jose Mercury News

This summer, a group of Silicon Valley-based Muslims will serve all-halal meals to the hungry from a roving food truck — an effort that's the first of its kind in the Bay Area, perhaps in the nation.

The Bay Area chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America, or ICNA, will officially debut its yellow "Mercy on Wheels" truck today.

Beginning in July, the truck, which cost about $35,000 to buy and retrofit, will be used to serve nearly 400 meals each month in San Francisco and Oakland, at a cost of an additional $45,000 a year, organizers said. All the funding comes through commu nity donations.

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