An Istanbul mosque was turned into a food bank to help the poor throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Situated in Istanbul’s Sariyer district, the Dedeman mosque, closed just like all areas of worship from Turkey, was changed by its youthful imam, Abdulsamet Cakir.
Shelves usually earmarked for its faithfuls’ sneakers are filled with a loaf of bread, snacks, and bottles of olive oil.
Posters on the mosque’s windows involve people who can fall non-perishable food items and also for all those needing to come along and help themselves.
Cakir said the initiative was motivated by the”Sedaka tasi” heritage, a rock with a hole inside that comprised charity things for the poor.
More than 2,200 people have died as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19 in Turkey, which counts over 95,000 confirmed instances of coronavirus. Half of those instances have been in Istanbul.