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Photos of the Day: Gov't to Supply Food Banks with Halal, Kosher Products

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 9:56am

A measure tucked into the farm bill requires the federal government to purchase and provide food banks with emergency supplies of kosher or halal products, serving a population whose survival could otherwise be at odds with strictures of faith.

A Volunteer labels food provided by the Yasmeen Bakery in Dearborn, Mich., Friday, April 25, 2014. The reach of one of the nation’s few charitable organizations exclusively providing halal food to the poor could be greatly expanded under the new federal provision. Zaman International Inc. is based in Dearborn, which has a large Muslim population has provided about 250 tons of hot and dry food since 2010 and serves about 150 families with a monthly food box and vouchers. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Read: Federal Law to Boost Halal, Kosher Food at Food Banks

A measure tucked into the farm bill requires the federal government to purchase and provide food banks with emergency supplies of kosher or halal products, serving a population whose survival could otherwise be at odds with strictures of faith.

Volunteers Wafaa Dabaja, left, and Zahraa Dabaja, prepare meals from food provided by the Yasmeen Bakery in Dearborn, Mich., Friday, April 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

A measure tucked into the farm bill requires the federal government to purchase and provide food banks with emergency supplies of kosher or halal products, serving a population whose survival could otherwise be at odds with strictures of faith.

Volunteers Zahraa Debaja, center, and Zeinab Makki, right, prepare meals from food provided by the Yasmeen Bakery in Dearborn, Mich., Friday, April 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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