The Muslim Families Network Society held their semi-annual halal food and clothes distribution Sunday in Calgary.

The popular charity event provides clothing, household goods and halal food for struggling families in Calgary, including many newcomers.

"Our vision is to help them get a leg up," said event organizer Feras Nasser. "The idea is to, we work with them, we try to nurture them through the process, orient them, provide them with some direction and in the mean time, give them their basic need."

Nasser estimates around 300 families received help through the event.