CEOC Launches New Initiative to Provide Halal Meat Vouchers in Partnership with ICNA Relief New England

Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee (CEOC) Launches New Initiative to Provide Halal Meat Vouchers in Partnership with ICNA Relief New England

Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee (CEOC) is pleased to announce a groundbreaking partnership with ICNA Relief New England to launch a new initiative aimed at supporting our Muslim communities. This initiative will provide vouchers for halal meat at CEOC’s two food pantries, allowing individuals and families to access culturally appropriate choices.

CEOC understands the importance of ensuring diverse and inclusive services that meet the unique needs of our community members. Through this partnership with ICNA Relief New England, a renowned Muslim organization with a strong commitment to compassionate service, CEOC aims to provide greater support to our Muslim community members in their journey towards economic stability.

“We are excited to partner with ICNA Relief New England to launch this important initiative,” said Rachel Plummer, Associate Director at CEOC. “By offering vouchers for halal meat, we are ensuring that our food pantries provide culturally appropriate choices that meet the dietary needs and preferences of our Muslim community members. This initiative aligns with our commitment to fostering inclusivity and respecting the diverse backgrounds and religious beliefs of those we serve.”

The halal meat vouchers, valued at $25, can be redeemed at Al bara Market, a trusted and reputable local halal meat provider in Cambridge. This collaboration with a local business not only ensures the availability of halal meat but also supports the growth and development of our community’s economy.

ICNA Relief New England, with its vision to alleviate human suffering and its commitment to compassion and service, has been instrumental in making this initiative a reality. Through their dedication and support, CEOC has been able to extend its reach and provide a more inclusive and culturally sensitive service to the community.

“It’s a blessing to be able to partner with CEOC & Al Barah Market to provide halal meat for our Cambridge residents,” stated Kadra Maruf, New England Area Manager at ICNA Relief. “We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with CEOC to make a positive impact in the lives of our Muslim brothers and sisters. Together, we can create opportunities and empower individuals to overcome the challenges they face.”

CEOC encourages community members, organizations, and local businesses to join hands in supporting this initiative. By coming together, we can build stronger, more inclusive communities that embrace and celebrate diversity.

For more information about the halal meat voucher program or to learn how you can contribute to CEOC’s mission, please contact Rachel Plummer at