Muslim Group Seeks Pork-Free Options at Food Bank-Truth!
Muslim Group Seeks Pork-Free Options at Food Bank-Truth!Summary of eRumor: A Muslim group has asked for pork-free food to be offered by food banks in Minnesota. The Truth: It’s true that a Muslim group petitioned county officials in Minnesota to add pork-free products to food banks there to cater to their Halal dietary restrictions.
An advocacy group for Somali-Americans asked commissioners in Henepin County, Minnesota, to develop a food bank that offers healthy, pork-free foods, ABC News reports.
It would cost about $150,000 to get the food bank up and running. A county commissioner told ABC News that he invited the group to present a proposal during a Hennepin County budget meeting.
The Somali women’s advocacy group Isuroon spearheaded the effort. The group argued that more than 77,000 Somali-Americans live in Minnesota and that the Somali community contributes $223 million to the state’s economy each year, the International Business Times reports.
Critics have taken to social media to criticize the group’s halal food bank proposal.One viral post by a Muslim woman was shared thousands of times on Facebook. Posted 11/06/14.