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Muslim volunteer groups hand out food, toiletries at Martin Luther King Day of Service charity event

Muslim volunteer groups hand out food, toiletries at Martin Luther King Day of Service charity event

Carrie McLean picked up a free hot meal of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy and bread in the bitter cold in Baltimore on Sunday, smiled and sang James Brown’s “I Got You (I Feel Good).”

The 60-year-old woman and others outside St. Vincent de Paul Church on North Front Street downtown accepted the donated food and bags of toiletries collected by the Muslim Social Services Agency and Islamic Relief USA for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

“Fried chicken in the house!” McLean hollered. “It’s a blessing. Can’t put it better than that.”

Organizers collected about 150 bags of toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, socks, deodorant, sanitary products, combs and...

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