Food plays a big role in Ramadan. But food waste shouldn’t, according to a growing number of Muslims.
Salman Zafar is the editor-in-chief of EcoMENA, a sustainability advocacy group that has written about food waste during Ramadan.
Samira Kanji is president of Noor Cultural Centre, a Muslim organization in Toronto. In 2018, Noor hosted an interfaith Ramadan event on food justice.
Ivano Iannelli is the CEO of Dubai Carbon, which led a food waste awareness campaign in 2017.
Kate Urbank is D.C. site director for Food Rescue US, an organization that picks up leftover food at restaurants or schools and delivers it to people in need.
Katie Sorrell is the interfaith wellness director for the University of California, San Diego’s Center for Community Health. In 2017, the center partnered with local Muslim groups to reduce food waste during Ramadan.
Gary Oppenheimer is founder and executive director of Ample Harvest, which connects gardeners with local food pantries. He helps organize Food Waste Weekend, an opportunity for faith leaders to speak to their congregations about food waste.
Jill Lightner is a food writer and the former editor of Edible Seattle. Her most recent book, Scraps, Peels and Stems, offers tips for reducing food waste at home. Contact Lightner with the form on her website.
Neekta Hamidi is a Muslim writer and environmentalist. She runs a blog called “Green Is Simple,” which offers tips on sustainable living. Contact her with the form on her website.