THE BAYAT FOUNDATION 2019 WINTER AID PROGRAM DISTRIBUTES 156,384 MEALS AND WARM CLOTHING TO AT-RISK AFGHAN FAMILIES

Kabul, Afghanistan—February 5, 2019—The Bayat Foundation (www.bayatfoundation.org), Afghanistan’s largest, private, non-profit Health, Education and Social Development Organization, announced the successful conclusion of its 12th Annual Winter Aid Program, which from January 13th to January 25th 2019, distributed 156,384 pre-packaged meals, winter jackets and warm winter clothing to at-risk families living in Kabul and the surrounding regions.

Every year, The Bayat Foundation’s Winter Aid Program provides emergency Food and Winter Clothing to thousands of Afghans. The program is a vital part of the Foundation’s family assistance initiatives, which provide Afghan families and children, with meals, clothing, school supplies and other basic necessities.  The pre-packaged meal kits the Foundation provides to families and children in need contain pre-packaged, shelf stable, easily prepared meals that are fortified with proteins, vitamins and other essential nutrients.

Throughout the 2019 Winter Aid Campaign, Dr. Ehsan Bayat, Chairman of The Bayat and Co-Founder of The Bayat Foundation, led a dedicated team of Foundation staff and volunteers from local Mosques and other organizations, to ensure that the food assistance reached the largest possible number of families, children and displaced persons.

In addition to distributing the meal kits, Bayat Foundation staff  provided instructions, on how to prepare the meals, so that each meal kit provided the highest nutritional value to the families and others who received the food assistance.

Working intensely throughout the January 13th– January 15th period, The Bayat Foundation distributed food and clothing to people in need at the following locations:

  1. Omer Faruq Mosque (13th District):   21, 600 pre-packaged meals and clothing distributed to District residents.
  2. Baqirulolum Mosque (6th District): 21,600 pre-packaged meals and clothing distributed to District residents.
  3. Mullah Ghulam Mosque (1st District): 26,784 pre-packaged meals and clothing distributed to District residents.
  4. Nabi Akram Mosque (6th District): 21,600 pre-packaged meals and clothing distributed to District residents.
  5. Disabled Association (1st District): 21,600 pre-packaged meals and warm clothing distributed to District residents.
  6. Khalid Bin Walid Mosque (5th District): 21,600 pre-packaged meals and warm clothing distributed to District residents.
  7. Hazrat Yunus Mosque (5th District): 21,600 pre-packaged meals and warm clothing distributed to District residents.

“We want to provide every family, every child—every person in need—with the warm clothing and healthy nutritious meals which are absolutely critical to surviving Afghanistan’s winter season,” said Dr. Ehsan Bayat, Co-Founder of The Bayat Foundation. “The Bayat Foundation will continue to provide Food, Clothing, Education and Healthcare to Afghans; these are the very basic necessities of life that we all need to live, to grow and build a successful future.”

About the Bayat Foundation:

Since 2005, the US-based Bayat Foundation, a 501 c (3) charitable organization, has promoted the well-being of the Afghan people. Founded and directed by Ehsanollah Bayat and Fatema Bayat, the Foundation has contributed to more than 500 projects dedicated to improving the quality of life for the youth, women, poor, and elderly of Afghanistan; including construction of 13 maternity hospitals that have now treated over 2,000,000 mothers and babies.

Projects have included the construction of new facilities and sustainable infrastructure in needy regions, and the promotion of health, education, economic, and cultural programs. In addition to his charitable initiatives, Ehsanollah Bayat founded Afghan Wireless (AWCC) in 2002, which was the first GSM wireless and Internet Service Provider in Afghanistan, and later established Ariana Radio and Television Network (ATN), which includes Ariana Radio (FM 93.5). For more information, please email info@bayatfoundation.org.

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