Federal funding for Halal Meals on Wheels

More taxation for Islamization.

Halal House Call: Mich. Agencies Launch Meals On Wheels Program Adhering To Muslim Diet Laws (i.e., sharia law):

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) – Mariam Wehbe learned about a program offering home-delivered meals made according to Islamic law at a good time – poor health made cooking impossible and a grandson who helps her had to cut back to devote more time to school.

Plus, as a Muslim, she could keep halal.

Wehbe, 70, who lives in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, is among the recipients of a new Halal Meals on Wheels program. It’s the first in the country to work with a national halal food distributor and comes after a lengthy effort by nonprofit agencies that serve area senior citizens as well as Muslim- and Arab-Americans.

Like other Meals on Wheels programs, it’s designed for people who are at least 60 years old, confined to their homes and unable to make their own meals. But the halal meals also are deemed permissible or lawful for Muslims because they are prepared according to Islamic teachings.

Amne Talab, social services director of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services in Dearborn, said the need has grown as the population ages and more elderly lose help from family members working more to make ends meet in a tough economy.

She also was inspired by the success of a local kosher Meals on Wheels program.

“(We) were aware of the regular Meals on Wheels program and wondered … if they could make it halal,” said Talab, who is also a member of the state’s Commission on Services to the Aging.

Talab said finding money for the program had been a challenge until the area nonprofit Senior Alliance Area Agency on Aging 1-C identified federal funding available through a state agency. She said it took three years to get the service off the ground.

The Detroit area is home to the nation’s most concentrated Muslim population.

The meals come from two Iowa companies: Midamar Corp. of Cedar Rapids and Ankeny-based Mom’s Meals.

Midamar started its prepared meals program last year when the two companies started providing food for a New York City health program. Von Kennedy, Midamar’s director of sales and marketing, said Michigan’s Halal Meals on Wheels program is his company’s first.

He said prepared halal meals are “really going to gain traction” in states with large Muslim populations such as New York, Texas, California and Illinois. Midamar said it’s the first company to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop an accredited halal food program.

Wonder what Mom’s Meals knows about Islamic sharia law. They boast of being “Culturally Diverse” on their website.

2 thoughts on “Federal funding for Halal Meals on Wheels

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