My name is Rafi Islam. I live in New York. I am an attorney and also the founder of Fast for Hunger Project. During Ramadan of 2016 I realized I was saving a good amount of money by skipping meals at the office. I started putting that money aside. I fasted once a week even after Ramadan and kept on saving that money. I selected a handful of poor elderly who are no longer able to work in my hometown in Bangladesh. I made them picture ID cards and started buying food for them once a week for the whole week. This is how our little project was born.
I am very happy with the progress we have made since inception. I started telling my friends and family and they started contributing funds into the project. In April of 2020 just before Ramadan, we completed distribution of 100,000 meals.