As reported recently by Mlive, the federal government is now required to help food pantries supply specialty foods to the less fortunate and homeless. Of special note was the requirement for food pantries and shelters to provide meals to Muslims prepared according to Halal standards.
According to Wikipedia, Halal foods are foods that Muslims are allowed to eat or drink under Islamic Shariʻah. The criteria specifies both what foods are allowed, and how the food must be prepared. The foods addressed are mostly types of meat and animal tissue.