Lahore: 15th Feb.
AlKhidmat Foundation has distributed 428 food packages among destitute families headed by widows in the Garden Town area of Lahore, Pakistan. The food packages were distributed by the local management of AlKhidmat’s Food Bank Project, a program which aims to assist poor families by handing out monthly food rations. Vice President AlKhidmat Foundation, Ehsanullah Waqqas was also present at the occasion.AlKhidmat’s Food Bank Project has spent well over 17.5 million rupees in food assistance during last eight years in this area of Lahore alone.
Unprecedented inflation and skyrocketing prices of consumer commodities have affected all sections of society, but it is the poor and middleclass members of society who end up suffering the most. The Food Bank Project is geared towards providing assistance to the most vulnerable sections of society, especially those destitute families which are headed by widows, through consistent monthly distribution of food supplies, in order to reduce the financial burden on them. Each of the food packages contains a 20kg sack of wheat flour, a bag of rice, cooking oil, a bag of sugar, assorted pulses, and a packet of tea.