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Why is it Important

The Children of Gaza Need Our Support

With the population of Gaza reaching close to 2 million and over 50% under the age of 18, it is our duty to help ease the living situation due to the ongoing siege in Gaza. Our work primarily focuses on children as they are the future hope for Palestine.

We partnered with the Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA) team to do a 3-month pilot program to research food and nutrient deficiency in four kindergartens in some of the poorest areas of the Gaza Strip. We found that among the 372 children at these kindergartens, 37% were anemic, 4.1% were stunted, 23% were at risk of stunting, 3% were underweight, 20.5% were overweight, and 14.2% were obese.

At the end of the pilot program, the results showed a significant improvement in the health of the children. This also increased their desire to attend school more regularly. Their attention and behavior improved as well. We are thrilled to continue this project and seeing the happy faces from the parents, teachers, and children makes us even more excited to continue this beautiful work. Are you in?

How it Works?

For every order placed on PaliRoots, we donate a meal. After that, for every $25 you spend, we will donate another meal. If an order does not reach $25, we still donate a meal! The more you shop, the more you give. Our promise is our promise!

Under $25
= 1 Meal

2 Meals

3 Meals

4 Meals

5 Meals

And it just keeps going up from there... The more you shop, the more you give!

Fresh & Nutritious Food

Foods We Provide for Children.

Chicken, Meatballs,
Fish, Lentils

Carrots, Broccoli,

Apples, Oranges,

Rice, Oatmeal,

Milk, Yogurt,

The Distribution Process

Helping Families Stay Together

PaliRoots donates funds every quarter of the year. Meanwhile, the MECA team handles the distribution process on the ground. This is how it works:

The MECA Project Assistant Wafaa El Derawi is a trained nutritionist and experienced nutrition educator. She oversees all aspects of the project including the weekly plans for balanced meals. Each day differ but the meals include foods such as chicken, meatballs, lentils, salads, fresh and cooked vegetables, fresh fruit and, milk.

Four women are in charge of purchasing nutritious, affordable ingredients to prepare the food which is delivered five days a week to these kindergartens. The head cook is Im Wadee, who has experience in a previous nutrition project with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Im Wadee is a mother of 8 children and her work is the only source of income for her family.

Hala, who worked in the pilot project, is the assistant chef. Her work supports her father who is ill, four brothers and a divorced sister with two sons as well. Two additional women will be hired as assistant chefs as the program continues to grow.

The Children Who will you be helping?

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Young Dear Kindergarten

Beit Hanoun

0 Children

Al-Fawares Kindergarten


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Ghassan Kanafani Kindergarten

Jabalia Refugee Camp

This project is carried out by MECA staff in partnership with the Palestinian Association for Development and Heritage Protection, which has a cafeteria for the preparation of healthy meals, the Union of Health Work Committees, which will conduct tests and measurements to monitor the children’s health, Ard Al Insan Child Nutrition Center, which can provide further intervention in cases of severe malnutrition, and PaliRoots, who helps to bring more funds by spreading awareness and donating meals for every order placed on PaliRoots.

Our Promise

We promise to work as hard as we can to provide Gazan school children with the nutrition they deserve. We are determined to set the standard for businesses globally, proving that success goes hand in hand with serving our communities and serving the world.


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