Fostering the values of solidarity and mutual aid
Each year, the month of Ramadan is a high point for the Foundation. It mobilizes to provide large-scale food aid to vulnerable populations at a time when their needs for food are more acute. The Ramadan food aid operation is thus designed to meet the needs of, and reduce the financial burden on, poor families.
The operation is initiated so that the most vulnerable, especially widows, elderly people without families and people with disabilities, can face Ramadan month with a minimum of food issues. Launched in 1998 under the title ''Ramadan Solidarity'', the operation used to consist in the distribution of two types of food aid: 44,500 hot meals offered daily at the time of iftar (breaking the fast) and food baskets distributed to 406,400 poor households living in rural areas.
Since then, the Foundation has concentrated its efforts on the distribution of baskets in rural areas and has extended the coverage of beneficiary populations. This initiative has generated a collective charitable momentum. Similar actions have mushroomed throughout Morocco at the neighborhood level and in support of charitable institutions. Mutual aid is organized (community ftours, distribution of food baskets and clothes, cultural entertainment...) and consolidates social ties.
Volunteers, private donors and charities are committed to supporting the homeless, the poor and the families of sick children in hospitals on a daily basis.
The food basket is composed of 10 kg of flour, 4 kg of sugar, 1 kg of lentils, 1 kg of vermicelli, 880 gr of tomato paste, 250 gr of tea and 5 litres of oil