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Furious feast for food bank

Winnipeg Harvest set to benefit from fundraising feast

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Local football legend Ibrahim "Obby" Khan is helping the fight against hunger by hosting an upcoming fundraiser for Winnipeg Harvest. Photo Store

He stopped opponents tackling his quarterback on the field, but anyone who wants to tackle hunger is welcome at his table.


Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber and CFL legend Ibrahim "Obby" Khan is part of the Give 30 team in Winnipeg, which is part of a national grassroots campaign to unite Canadians across the nation to fight against hunger.


Organizers say Give 30 was founded in 2012 by Toronto lawyer and social activist Ziyaad Mia to motivate individuals of all ethnic beliefs and cultural backgrounds to give to food banks during Ramadan. Ramadan is the month when Muslims don’t eat or drink anything between dawn and sunset for 30 days, including water. This year, Ramadan began on June 28 and will end on July 27.


Royalwood resident Khan, now a restaurateur who owns Shawarma Khan in the Exchange District, is teaming up with East India Company to host the First Annual Fast & Furious Feast event in support of Winnipeg Harvest.


The event will be held at Shawarma Khan (225 McDermot Ave.) on Fri., July 11 from 9 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $25 and available at the restaurant prior to the event or at the door on the night. Guests will be treated to a delicious meal catered by the two restaurants.


"Ramadan is the perfect time to build community by supporting the amazing work of Winnipeg Harvest in sharing food and building long-term solutions to hunger," Khan said in a news release.


This year, Give 30 is partnering with nine food banks across five provinces. The campaign runs until Fri., Sept. 5.


For more information, or to donate, go online at www.give30.ca or www.winnipegharvest.org

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