In Boston, the MGT gave away 500 bags of food to residents weekly. Sister Fatima Muhammad serves as Student MGT Captain of Mosque No. 11 in Boston.

NEW YORK— A special salute, shout out and recognition to the MGT and GCC in the Eastern Region of the Nation of Islam, under the stewardship of the Student Eastern Regional Sister Captain Johnna Muhammad, for the tireless work and the outreach that has been going on for over 19 months since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sisters from the Muhammad Mosques and Muhammad Study Groups within the various cities have continuously held food drives, clothing drives, back to school supply giveaways, along with grab and go meals for the community.

Men and women of the Nation of Islam give out food to community in New Brunswick, N.J. This is an ongoing distribution effort. Sis. Dawn Muhammad is Student MGT Captain of Mosque 85 in New Brunswick.

The woman in the Nation of Islam who are the mothers of civilization decided to give back in a way that will help lessen the burden of the food insecurities directly resulting from lack of jobs, food, and opportunities in the broader Black and Brown communities.

The sisters of the MGT and GCC and the Vanguard Classes (young women in the NOI ages 15-35) frequently take time out of their busy schedules to give back to those who are in need of a wholesome meal, fresh produce and, occasionally, a warm bowl of their highly acclaimed and loved navy bean soup.


Some of the sisters in the Eastern Region occupations range from doctors, lawyers, nurses, business owners, executives, leaders in various industries along with being righteous mothers, wives, aunts, grandmothers, and sisters who strive to work cheerfully in their areas of outreach.

Sister Johnna Muhammad, Student Eastern Regional MGT Captain, and sisters distribute school supplies to youth in New York.

What spurred the charitable acts of kindness and community outreach?

“At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was heartfelt to witness the crisis unfolding in the world. The magnitude of death, homelessness, and loss of employment,” said Sister Johnna.

“Learning that even food banks were running out of food, we the MGT felt it was our duty to give back to our community as best we could. With thousands unable to feed their families, we felt proud to be able to help those less fortunate due to unforeseen circumstances.

We provided fruits and vegetables, PPE (personnel protective equipment), hygiene products, book bags for the youth, and included The Final Call newspaper,” she continued.

MGT Vanguard and Jr. Vanguard in New York hand out backpacks filled with supplies and books to the community during annual Back to School Giveaway.

With the tumultuous times that we are now living in, Sister Johnna shared from the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad under the leadership and guidance of Minister Louis Farrakhan. 

“The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said, ‘We Believe in the judgment; we believe this first judgment will take place as God revealed, in America.’ We are witnessing the fulfillment of His words in this present time that we are living. Although we were shuttered in, it was gratifying to be in the position to offer these services to the community throughout the Eastern Region,” said Sister Johnna.

“I must also give credit to our Student National MGT Captain, Sister Naeemah Muhammad, as she has been at the forefront of encouraging the women and girls throughout our Nation of Islam to get involved in giving back to the community.”

Original Salute to Sister Regional Captain Johnna Muhammad and all of the beautiful and hardworking MGT in the Eastern Region for their dedicated and tireless community service. Allahu Akbar (God is the Greatest)!

—Daleel Jabir Muhammad