Each date box provides 5 meals to Palestinian children, so while you eat these delicious dates, you will also help ensure Palestinian children don’t go hungry. These date boxes make the perfect gift to give to a friend or relative, and they are a nutritious and mouth-watering snack, in line with the beautiful sunnah of our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
ANAS BIN MALIK NARRATED:
“The Messenger of Allah would break the fast with fresh dates before performing Salah (prayer). If there were no fresh dates then (he would break the fast) with dried dates, and if there were no dried dates then he would take a few sips of water.“
SUPPORTING PALESTINIAN FARMERS
Located in the beautiful Jordan valley and with Jerusalem to the West, the fertile lands of Jericho are where our plump, juicy and delicious dates have been grown for generations by Palestinian farmers. Earning a livelihood is difficult for Palestinian farmers, as the political circumstances leaves them with little support, incentives or subsidies. This means, every box of dates you buy will help Palestinian farmers and their families, who toil in the blazing sunshine to grow these dates.
FEEDING PALESTINIAN CHILDREN
The proceeds from every box will also help Palestinian children, as every box provides five meals for Palestinian children at school. The children of Palestine should be able to have bright, happy and secure futures. They should be able to dream as big and high as they wish, and face no issues in achieving them. Children everywhere should have the chance to reach their full potential.
At Muslim Charity, we believe that nobody should go hungry. However, decades of conflict in Palestine has left millions unsure where their next meal is coming from. Among those most vulnerable are children. Only 14% of children in Palestine are getting a healthy and nutritious diet, which means an entire generation of children are growing up hungry, malnourished and without strength. 1 in 5 children go to school hungry, which has a massive negative impact on their education, as well as their physical and mental health.
We want to tackle hunger in Palestine; a country that has been left devastated by war, and where 80% of the population are living in refugee camps or in the rubble of their homes that have been destroyed. By purchasing our dates, you can be part of helping combat hunger in Palestine.
Without food, children are unable to focus on their education, and this has long-lasting impacts on children and their futures. By providing meals in schools, we help ensure children can thrive and succeed. We also know parents feel more confident in sending their children to school, and so this has a great impact on school attendance too, and helps to keep children in school. When children are in school, they are learning, dreaming and succeeding, rather than working, begging or searching for food.
SEND LOVE TO PALESTINE
Muslim Charity has been working in Palestine since 2013, providing food, caring for orphans, providing clean water and delivering vital healthcare.
While there may be little in the news about Palestine at the moment, our brothers and sisters continue to suffer in unimaginable ways. Decades of conflict has caused mass loss of life, displacement, injuries, orphans, a lack of food, water and healthcare. These issues are worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic, as the country’s broken healthcare system will not be able to cope.