host a dinner that feeds more than just your guests this ramadan

what's an iftar? if·tar / ˈifˌtär

the daily fast-breaking meal eaten by Muslims after sunset during the month of Ramadan.

Any way you serve it, when you host an Iftar for Gaza this Ramadan, you'll be feeding more than just yourself.

47% of households in Gaza are food insecure. But this Ramadan, you have the power to do something about it.

Being food insecure means rarely seeing vegetables, fruit, or meat on the dinner table - what most of us take for granted. It means spending about half your income on food that's lacking in diversity and nutrition. It impacts every aspect of a person's life from health to performance in school to social standing.

Host an Iftar for Gaza, bringing together friends and family to ensure that Palestine refugees meet basic food needs and can break their fast every night. When you sign up and make a donation of $30+ we'll mail you a hosting kit (pictured above).

Be as creative as you'd like with your iftar! You can cook for your friends and family, do the dinner potluck-style, order delivery, or reserve space at your favorite restaurant – it's all up to you.

how the iftars work + how you can sign up to host one

why food assistance is needed

The Gaza Strip has been under an illegal blockade for eleven years, and unemployment and poverty levels are at record highs.

As a result, nearly one million of the 1.3 million Palestine refugees in Gaza rely on UNRWA food assistance to meet their basic daily needs. Food assistance packages come four times a year to families living under the poverty line.

For $150, you can provide a package providing enough flour, rice, whole milk, oil, chickpeas, lentils and protein-rich sardines to feed a family for the summer.

The funding cuts made by the US government in January 2018 directly impact UNRWA’s ability to continue essential programming, including emergency food assistance.

By supporting UNRWA food assistance, you provide a lifeline to Palestine refugees.

Thank you for hosting an Iftar for Gaza and showing Palestine refugees that you care.

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Donations to UNRWA’s cash and food assistance programs are zakat eligible as certified by the National Zakat Foundation.