Canada: Cumberland Ahmadiyya group donates potatoes for soldiers

Canada: Cumberland Ahmadiyya group donates potatoes for soldiers

“We [the mosque] bought 16 bags of potatoes to donate. We’re hoping that the next year we can plan in advance and hopefully be able to donate much more than this one.”

The Soldiers Helping Soldiers’ potato program has wrapped up for their second year, and organizers said they were able to collect 680 pounds of potatoes.

The project received a major donation, of 160 pounds of potatoes, from the Ahmadiyya Mosque in Cumberland.

Iman Imtiaz Ahmed said he was informed about the potato program through Cumberland Councillor Stephen Blais.

“I wanted to be part of this and of course the community wanted to be part of this,” said Ahmed. “But I can tell you, I tried to grow potatoes, I tried my best, I call myself a YouTube farmer, but I failed miserably unfortunately.”

Ahmed said even though growing their own potatoes didn’t work out, they still wanted to contribute.

“We [the mosque] bought 16 bags of potatoes to donate. We’re hoping that the next year we can plan in advance and hopefully be able to donate much more than this one.”

Ahmed said this was a great initiative, especially since we have many members of the community who served with the armed forces.

Soldiers Helping Soldiers is a volunteer initiative that helps homeless veterans and veterans or serving members on a trajectory to be homeless.

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