Over 821 million people go hungry every single day. Even though there is enough food for everyone to eat. 25,000 people die every single day as a result of this. The situation has worsened globally due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, and many communities have been left on the brink of starvation.
Countries facing war like Syria and Palestine have been struggling more than ever, and Yemen is facing the worst famine the world has seen since the last century. It could be wiped off the world map.
In developing countries like Pakistan, widespread poverty severely limits many people’s access to food, leaving thousands of people food insecure. These families don’t know where their next meal will be coming from and they often ration what little food they have, sending their children to bed with empty stomachs.
Al Mustafa Welfare Trust has been working in Pakistan to tackle hunger and malnutrition, and ensuring Pakistani families get the quality food they need to live a healthy life. Alongside food parcel distributions, through our dastarkhwan programme we arrange large, communal meals for those in need.
We invite vulnerable people in a number of locations to come together to eat warm, cooked meals which our team prepares fresh on the premises. These distributions do mostly take place in larger cities on a daily basis and are well known by the local communities. Some people we serve include those who have travelled from remote areas to the city for healthcare, labourers, bricklayers and the poor & needy.
Nobody should go hungry, and worry where their next meal is coming from. Together we’ll be feeding people across Pakistan, Syrian Refugees, Gaza, Yemen, Africa as well as the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
Suhayb ibn Sinan reported:
The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said;
“The best of you are those who feed others.”