BROOKLYN MUSLIM MEAT DONATION: BP MARKOWITZ, TURKISH CULTURAL CENTER TO DISTRIBUTE 700 POUNDS OF PACKAGED BEEF TO
Meat drive dedicated to tradition of sacrificing animals for Feast of Sacrifice (Eid ul Adha)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
BROOKLYN BOROUGH HALL
BETWEEN COURT AND
On Monday, November 30, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will join Turkish Cultural Center Brooklyn, Universal Foundation and Helping Hands Relief Foundation at Brooklyn Borough Hall to distribute 700 pounds of packaged beef to food pantries and soup kitchens throughout the borough.
The meat drive is dedicated to the Feast of Sacrifice (Eid ul Adha), a holiday that honors Abraham for giving up his beloved son in exchange for a ram as an act of obedience and devotion to God. Muslims observe Eid ul Adha by sacrificing animals such as cows, sheep and goats, and are obliged to distribute 2/3 of the meat to people in need.