Black Muslim Food Week shines light on Bay Area restaurants, community needs

The Bay Area’s largest halal food organization has teamed up with 10 restaurants and food vendors to increase awareness of these businesses during this challenging economic time.

Black Muslim Food Week, which runs from this Thursday, Feb. 25, through Monday, March 1, will offer three days of culinary deals from Oakland to San Francisco to San Jose bookended by two days of fasting and community discussion.

“Combining Black History Month, great food and supporting organizations doing good works in our communities, Black Muslim Food Week will be a way to harness the positive impact of our collective foodie community,” said coordinators Abbas Mohamed, founder of the sponsoring Bay Area Halal Foodies, and Jabir Faqir, of Ansar Partners, in their project announcement.

For the Feb. 26-28 deals, participating restaurants include Grandeur, Dis Dat Gumbo, The Damel, The Good Life and Haqq-Chocolate Desserts, all in Oakland; Urban Spices of Emeryville; Jubba Somali and Ra’oof’s Bean Pies, both in San Jose; My Good Pie of San Francisco; and Papa’s Bean Pies, serving the Bay Area.

Diners should mention the Black Muslim Food Week when ordering. The full schedule of daily offers is posted on the BAHF Facebook page.

Mohamed said the event will begin with a “fasting and learning” day Feb. 25 as the Muslim Power Building Project hosts a livestream discussion on “What It Means to Build Community: A Conversation on Anti-Racism, Organizing and Food.” And it will culminate March 1 in a day of community fasting and fund raising for the East Oakland Collective, an organization working to feed, shelter and empower shelter Oakland’s seniors, the unhoused, the immuno-compromised and other residents.

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Details: www.facebook.com/groups/bayareahalalfoodies

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