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Seattle nonprofit serves people in need of food and love

WASAT works with local restaurants to help those facing food insecurity. ❤️ #newdaynw

SEATTLE — The mission of Seattle nonprofit WASAT is to connect the community and help people in need. Named after the Arabic word for "middle way", the organization serves others in three different components; arts & culture, education & spirituality, and love & service. 

WASAT initially collaborated with local restaurants to help those who were food insecure. During Ramadan, which occurs from April 12 through May 12 this year, they pivoted to serve free iftar, the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset during this time of fasting, prayer, and reflection. 

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WASAT Iftar meal pick up venue

"Ramadan is the holy month when the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. And this is the month where traditionally, Muslims would celebrate through one of the pillars of Islam, which is through fasting," explained Samuel Chesneau, one of WASAT co-founders and board members.

"This month is really about just being your highest self and really, going through all your struggles and, and really self-analyzing who you are. And how you want to be a better human and how you want to contribute to the world."

To help WASAT fight food insecurity in our community, donate here. Check WASAT's social media to find out where they'll be serving iftar next. 

Segment Producer Gloria Angelin. Watch New Day Northwest 11 AM weekdays on KING 5 and streaming live on KING5.com. Contact New Day