One is not a believer who fills his stomach while his neighbour goes hungry.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
Hundreds of millions of people are considered chronically undernourished, and the primary underlying cause is poverty.
Islamic Relief implements efficient and innovative solutions to feed families, alleviate poverty and increase food sustainability. Children are often hit hardest by food shortages, so we start with emergency and school nutrition programs as well as maternal awareness. This prevents countless health problems in the future and saves lives.
We work to help communities become self-sufficient through food projects like drought resistant farming and family livestock businesses. This means families can provide for themselves, increase food security and create a positive ripple effect in their society.
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
Food packs are great examples of short term relief – they provide immediate assistance to those in need in the most dire situations. However, in order to break the continuous cycle of poverty, we must look for long term sustainable solutions.
Providing communities with seeds to plant and grow food, livestock to take care of, tools and equipment for farming, and vocational skills training are all examples of projects that provide life long relief and transform communities.
With your help, we can help many more families not only become self-sustaining, but also enrich communities and economies around the world.
Food Pack Distributions
“There is a reward on giving food and drink to every living creature.” – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
Through your Zakat, Sadaqah and Ramadan donations, we distribute food packets to the poorest of the poor in the blessed month of Ramadan. Each food packet contains 30 pounds of food and feeds a family of 5 – 7 people.
The packets include staples like rice, wheat, lentils, oil, sugar, canned fish, meat and dates. Food items are procured locally within each country whenever possible to ensure that they’re appropriate for the recipients and beneficial to the economy.