Through this food distribution project, Lebanese families were provided with a one-month supply of rice, flour, oil, powdered milk, and lentils to sustain them during a challenging time.
Ever since the civil war ended in 1990, Lebanon has been experiencing a country-wide economic crisis exacerbated by government corruption and accumulating debt— 150% of the country’s national output. In 2020, compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, more than half of Lebanon’s population fell into poverty, and food prices soared more than 400% while the nation’s currency lost about 90% of its value.
THE PROBLEM AND THE SOLUTION
Due to the effects of the civil war and the additional turmoil brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many families adjusted to eating only one meal a day as the country hung by a thread socially, economically, and physically.
In response to this crisis, our partner in the Middle East worked alongside families to provide for their basic needs and supply food rations.
Our partner provided a one-month supply of food for 300 Lebanese families, including staples such as rice, flour, oil, powdered milk, lentils, and other non-perishable supplies. In the midst of multiple crises in the nation, relieving the burden of putting food on the table brought much-needed sustenance and relief to these families.
Because of this project, Newel, a single mother in Beirut, was able to feed her family and focus instead on addressing the economic impacts of the pandemic, rebuilding her home, and keeping her children in school. Newel no longer had to worry about where her next meal would come from, which gave her the energy to imagine a new future rather than just living day by day. Through these food distributions, hundreds of families were fed and reminded of their God-given value as their hope was renewed.
- 1,060 families received a 30-day supply of food and supplies.
- 4,770+ people received aid.