Food Banks

We feed nearly 2,000 people every day

82.6 million people are food insecure in Pakistan.That means just under half the population doesn’t have enough food to eat.

Food items are expensive, and many of the families we meet are unable to support themselves or their children.

Poverty in Pakistan is so extreme that 1.8 million children are forced into work so they can earn money to feed their families.

But when children are in work, they can’t be in school – so the cycle of poverty continues because they don’t have access to the education that will save them from poverty.

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What we do

The Zia Ul Ummah Foundation has food banks across the country where we distribute cooked meals and food packs to thousands of people living in poverty.

Every single day, we fight hunger and malnutrition in Pakistan by feeding between 1,000 to 2,000 adults and children who are struggling to survive.

Our food banks serve widows, the elderly, orphans, children in work, and entire families who visit us on a regular basis.


Feed a family

We need your help to keep our food banks open, so we can continue to feed thousands of people  every single day.

Just £20 provides life-saving food for 10 people who are living in extreme poverty.

Our food programme is Zakat eligible, so you can pay your Zakat to a Zia Ul Ummah Foundation food bank. With us, your payment reaches those who need it most.

10 Needy

Meet Saira

Saira suffers from cancer, and her youngest son is diabetic. When we met her at our food bank in Jorian, she was spending her entire income on her son’s treatment, which meant she had nothing left to support the rest of her family.

We gave Saira a monthly food pack that was enough to feed her household. It meant she could stop worrying about how she’d feed her children, and start focusing on her own recovery. As well as giving her your Zakat, we gave her some blankets so her and her family would stay warm through winter.

The Zia Ul Ummah Foundation regularly checks on Saira and her family to make sure they have everything they need.