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The Egyptian Food Bank launches Orphan Feeding Program across Egypt

In unwavering dedication to the health and nutritional well-being of children across various stages of their lives, The Egyptian Food Bank has launched Orphan Feeding Program with the primary objectives of feeding the highest possible number of orphaned individuals, enhancing their quality of life, protecting them from malnutrition, and promoting awareness of the critical role of nutrition in orphanages The new program comes in line with the Food bank’s belief that proper nutrition is essential for enhancing children’s mental and physical capabilities and achieving their future goals and success.

The implementation of the Orphan Feeding Program falls under the Food bank’s activities, which serves a massive base of orphans across all governorates in Egypt, including remote and border areas. The program caters to orphans aged from one day to 18 years, with a total of 3,388 orphans, including 1,074 cancer patients and children with disabilities Egyptian Food Bank is dedicated to serving 126,000 meals monthly to address the nutritional needs of these children in various orphanages contributing to their growth, development, and enhancement of their mental and physical abilities. This helps improve their quality of life and prepares them for better opportunities in the future.

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“Our comprehensive strategy incorporates the protection pillar, which includes Orphan Feeding Program. Our aim is to protect the most vulnerable segments of society from food insecurity by delivering a consistent supply of nutritious components to meet their monthly needs,” stated Mohsen Sarhan, CEO of Egyptian Food Bank. “The Orphan Feeding Program is singularly focused on protecting orphans from malnutrition, broadening the scope of nutritional initiatives, and ensuring that these orphans receive nourishing food components to foster their physical well-being and cognitive development. This endeavour equips them for a brighter future, enhancing their employability prospects by enriching their cognitive abilities and providing essential nutrients vital for their entire growth.”

In pursuit of its diversified approach to support a range of beneficiaries, Egyptian Food Bank initiated its advocacy for orphan welfare in Egypt back in 2006. This strategic shift encompassed the inclusion of orphanages within the eligible recipients of the monthly food program, administered under the umbrella of our protection pillar. The Food Bank’s commitment extends to safeguarding the well-being of children through various avenues, including school nutrition and infant nutrition for mothers with a particular emphasis on orphanages to mitigate the risk of malnutrition.

To fulfil this mission, Egyptian Food Bank extends monthly food assistance to registered orphanages, which are affiliated with us and dispersed across 14 governorates throughout the country. These governorates include Cairo, Giza, Qalyubia, Asyut, Alexandria, Luxor, Beheira, Dakahlia, Sharqia, Fayoum, Menoufia, Minya, Beni Suef, and Kafr El-Sheikh. The provision of meals to orphaned children incurs a cost of EGP25 per meal, and we offer several support options to our valued donors, including the ability to sustain an orphan’s nutrition for one month at EGP750, for six months at EGP4,500, or for an entire year at EGP9,000.

Egyptian Food Bank remains steadfast in its dedication to making a meaningful impact in the lives of Egypt’s orphaned children, and your generous contributions enable us to fulfil this noble mission

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About the Protection Pillar:

Protecting the right of the most vulnerable groups to break free from hunger and food insecurity by providing sufficient and nutritious monthly food.

Established in 2004 as a non-governmental organization, Egyptian Food Bank aims to achieve food security in Egypt. Over the past seventeen years, Egyptian Food Bank has continued to support the neediest families in Egypt facing difficulties and challenges in obtaining sufficient, safe, and nutritious food. This has directly contributed to alleviating food insecurity on a national level.

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