Giving back with free meals

Madam Selamah Buang has been volunteering her afternoons over the last month to help hand out containers of porridge at the Darul Aman Mosque in Eunos.

It is a tradition for mosques to give out porridge during the fasting month of Ramadan.

A first-time volunteer who works as a customer service officer at the mosque, the 53-year-old also helps to cut the cakes and fruits that are served in the evenings when the congregation breaks fast.

"Of course it's tiring, but I'm happy because I can volunteer as well as do my prayers on time at the mosque," she said.

The porridge, cooked in four metal pots, is prepared by a group of six to seven volunteers from as early as 2am each day.

This article was first published on July 27 2014.
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