“He is not a believer who fills his stomach while his neighbour goes hungry.”
Imagine waking up every morning worried where the next meal is going to come from for you and your family? Imagine going to bed hungry every single night having barely eaten that day? Imagine watching your child cry out from hunger?
This is sadly the reality for the 821 million people who go hungry each and every day in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Food is a basic necessity for survival and also the key to a healthy life. Without regular healthy meals children struggle to go to school, carers struggle to work and communities are left battling to survive.
Here at Islamic Relief, we’ve been working with communities across the globe for over 30 years. We know just how important a nutritious diet is. That’s why we’re striving to ensure that no child or adult goes hungry.
We work to provide sustainable long-term food solutions for communities in need, as well as offering short-term lifesaving interventions in response to global emergencies.
We distribute seeds and train locals to improve agricultural production, we introduce small-scale fish farming to enable families to improve their diet and increase their income and we establish community-run food banks to help as many people as possible.
With additional school gardens to help children in local communities and irrigation schemes to increase agricultural productivity, we’re enabling communities to grow more food. What’s more, when war, conflict and natural disaster-hits, we’re straight on the ground to support communities in need.
We set up and support emergency feeding centres to support severely malnourished children, provide emergency food packs and food vouchers to help individuals and families in crisis and also distribute fresh meat during Ramadan and Qurbani to offer a vital protein source for malnourished families.
By supporting our Islamic Relief, you’ll be helping to feed families in times of emergency and to fight food poverty, to ensure hunger no more for communities over the long-term. By providing food support, you’ll be crucially saving lives.