We Distribute Food Packages to the Poor for Ramadan

Each year Pen of Mercy distributes non-perishable food packages to poor families in Pakistan just before Ramadan.

Last year in 2023 for the month of Ramadan we distributed 727 food packages to poor families in various regions of Pakistan.

Just as in the past this year also we plan to keep the same quantities of the various items in the food packages we distribute. We include 40 kg of flour in our food packages because flour is the main staple food of the poor families in Pakistan. We want to make sure they get enough to last them the whole month of Ramadan.

This year the approximate cost of each package will be $50. This rate fluctuates depending on the cost of the items in Pakistan and the $ exchange rate at the time we send the funds there.

Each package lasts approximately two to four weeks for a family depending on the size of the family. Many households in Pakistan have more than nine members due to the fact that the elderly grandparents also live with the family. The following items are included in each package:

·       Flour (40 kg bag)

·       Ghee/Cooking Oil (5 kg container)

·       Sugar (5 kg bag)

·       Rice (5 kg bag)

·       Tea (0.5 kg package)

·       Daal - Lentils (2 kg bag)

·       Rooh Afza – Sweet red syrup drink (1 liter bottle)

We also include dates in our packages.