Impact Through Food Aid
According to the United Nations, nine out of ten Syrians now live in poverty, unable to secure basic food and non-food items necessary for the survival of the household. Sixty percent of the population is at risk of going hungry, the highest percentage to date in the Syrian conflict. Inside Syria, almost 7 million have been forced from their homes.
Sunrise-USA supports thousands of registered families through its monthly food basket program. We also provide milk and baby formula to 20,000 vulnerable families with young children.
Food baskets that can feed a family of five for two weeks are provided to those in need. A small food basket usually includes 4 kg of sugar, 2 kg of margarine, 4 kg of rice, 2 liters of oil, 0.5 kg of tea, 2 kg of tomato sauce, 4 kg of lentils, 4 kg of bulgur, 2 kg of beans, and 0.5 kg of za’atar.
In the last two years, Sunrise-USA distributed:
- 13,400 food baskets
- 165 tons of raw whole chicken that benefited more than 80,000 families
- 7,100 cans of formula
- 18,750 loaves of bread
- 88,000 kg of meat in the Eidul-Adha season that benefited more than 50,000 families.
The work of Sunrise-USA isn’t going to end as the need is increasing. Our teams of volunteers on the ground enable us to send aid to refugee camps and small towns scattered around the refugee camps where people are in desperate need.
You can make a difference in the lives of thousands of desperate Syrian families by sponsoring a number of food packages to distribute to those in need.