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DEPOK, INDONESIA May 31, 2023 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian nonprofit, recently distributed Ramadan food packages that provided over 117,000 meals in Indonesia.
Approximately 500 families received a month’s worth of items such as rice, sugar, lentils, chickpeas, dates, flour, and cooking oil. These beneficiaries were orphans, widows, elderly, and displaced people, according to Elizabeth Sohail, program development manager at Baitulmaal.
“During Ramadan, there is an increased focus on helping those in need,” Sohail said. “Providing food packages for iftar meals ensures that the less fortunate have access to nutritious meals during the month.”
According to the World Food Program, a triple burden of malnutrition is a growing concern in Indonesia: the lack of affordability of diverse and nutritious diets is pushing people into hunger.
If you would like to learn more or contribute to similar programs at Baitulmaal, please visit their website at Baitulmaal.org.
Baitulmaal is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides life-saving, life-sustaining and life-enriching aid to people in need around the world. With headquarters in Texas, the charity has domestic offices in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey as well as international offices in Europe, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.
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