IMRC has started online crowd funding, for this purpose. A donation of $1 will get a person one-time meal and a donation of $25 will assist a family of four for all of Ramadan with grain package,
California: The US-based organisation Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC) will conduct a ‘Ramadan Feeding Program’ to ensure that the poor and needy are given food in grains package which includes items such as wheat flour, lentils, oil, salt, chilli, other more and hot meals. IMRC will attempt to reach out in the rural and slum areas of India so they can enjoy Ramadan with a meal for suhoor (meal at dawn time), Iftaar (ritual of breaking fast in evening) and Eid.
Last year, IMRC, with the help of its 235 volunteers ensured that 74 distribution centers were established across 19 Indian states, where thousands of families benefitted from the distribution of grains.
“We have been improving our ‘Ramadan feeding program’ reach. In 2014, we were able to reach villages in 12 states; in 2015 it was 19 and this year we plan to reach 22 states so that our help percolates to maximum and needy people scattered across India,” said Manzoor Ghori, Executive Director of IMRC
IMRC has started online crowd funding, for this purpose. A donation of $1 will get a person one-time meal and a donation of $25 will assist a family of four for all of Ramadan with grain package, whereas a donation of $200 sponsors an iftar for a village consisting of 200 people.
IMRC’s programme extends beyond providing cooked meals and grains during Ramadan. It also provides the opportunity for children and adults to have a pair of new Eid clothes for a donation as low as $25 for an outfit. Also, people can donate to treat the sick during Ramadan. A donation of $5 will help treat a sick person at a community clinic, $20 sponsors one dialysis session, whereas $50 sponsors a cataract surgery with lens implant.