Combining its own resources with the generous support of a number of donors, the Bayat Foundation donated supplies to help feed more than 700 hungry Afghan families during the recent Ramadan holiday. Packages of flour, rice, oil, tea, and sugar were distributed to needy families in the provinces of Kabul, Parwan (Bagram and Charekar Districts), Nangarhar, Badakhshan, Farah, and Wardak. A video of one of the Bayat Foundation’s distribution events can be viewed here:
Despite this program, many more Afghans live on the edge of starvation. In fact, recent reports have indicated that two-thirds of Afghans are considered food insecure, meaning they don’t have enough food, or the right kind of food to eat, or are teetering on the brink.
Ehsan Bayat, Chairman of the Bayat Foundation, remarked: “We are thankful to have the opportunity to partner with our generous donors to aid needy families and children during this important Ramadan holiday period. We know, however, that neither the challenge of hunger nor our duty to respond occurs only during holidays so the Bayat Foundation will continue its mission of helping feed the poorest and most at-risk women, youth, and elderly of Afghanistan in the months ahead.”