The Muslim Society of P.E.I. is launching a food basket campaign to provide donations for families who might otherwise go hungry during the month of Ramadan.

Food has been collected throughout the month of June, and a list is being compiled of families who could benefit from the donations.

"We decided to do the equivalent of the Christmas basket," said society spokeswoman Karma McCallum.

"Ramadan is our holy month where we fast from dawn till dusk. Because we go hungry all day, and we only have to do it for 12, 14, 16 hours a day, we all feel what it is like to do without. So it kind of brings a perspective to it, and this is a way of sharing with people who need. And it's also a good way for other people to see that we have the same concerns."

The baskets are available to families of any faith. Ramadan begins July 8. The society has so far collected enough food for 30 baskets.