✍🏼 Short Summary:
This project is an expansion of the work PaliRoots and MECA have been doing together to address malnutrition in children caused by the Israeli occupation and the siege on Gaza. With the growing economic and political crises in Lebanon, we want to expand our food parcel initiatives also to Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon.
We partnered with the Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) team for our Feed Palestine & Lebanon: Ramadan Food Parcels project. There are many contributing factors affecting the food insecurity in Gaza and Lebanon Refugee camps: the high cost of living, low household incomes, and high unemployment compound each other. The prolonged period of slow economic growth, restrictions on movement, trade, investment and access to land and water resources, together with higher food prices, continue to erode the fragile livelihoods of impoverished Palestinians.
The fresh food parcels will include items locally produced by Woman cooperatives based on the seasonal crop yield and will fit the basic family needs and the parcel unit cost. The parcel will include items such as potatoes, onions, eggplants, cucumbers, dates, chicken, processed food. Items and quantities will be specified based on product availability, price and beneficiaries needs. Women’s cooperative products will be included within the parcel when applicable.
The food parcels are designed to feed a family for 1 month and provide all their nutritional needs.
Each Parcel includes:
- 2 can of tomato paste
- 8 cans of ful (fava beans)
- 4 liters of cooking oil
- 1 kg yellow processed cheese
- 2 bottles of tahini
- 2 kg of lentils
- 4 kg rice
- 2 box of halawa
- 2 kg white beans
- 4 kg maftoul (Palestinian couscous)
- Dates or zaatar
- 4 chickens
- Fresh seasonal vegetables
Gaza - 300 Food Parcels for 300 Families during Ramadan
Beirut and in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon - 590 Food Parcels for 590 Families during Ramadan
Gaza - 940 Food Parcels for 940 Families
Beirut and in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon -
600 Food Parcels for 600 Families during Ramadan
🔄 Long-Term Impact:
The more support our projects gains, the longer and more families we will be able to feed throughout the year. Since May 2021, PaliRoots and MECA has been feeding over 450 families monthly with the support of our amazing community. We aim to continue bringing relief to our brothers and sisters in affected areas to help instill more hope for their future as they get on their feet. We appreciate your support!