PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Combining its own resources with the generous support of a number of donors, the Bayat Foundation, a 501c(3) charitable organization committed to improving the quality of life for the youth, women, poor, and elderly of Afghanistan, donated supplies to help feed more than 700 hungry Afghan families during the recent Ramadan holiday. Packages of flour, rice, oil, tea, and sugar were distributed to needy families in the provinces of Kabul, Parwan (Bagram and Charekar Districts), Nangarhar, Badakhshan, Farah, and Wardak. A video of one of the Bayat Foundation's distribution events can be viewed here:
Despite this program, many more Afghans live on the edge of starvation. In fact, recent reports have indicated that two-thirds of Afghans are considered food insecure, meaning they don't have enough food, or the right kind of food to eat, or are teetering on the brink.
Ehsan Bayat, Chairman of the Bayat Foundation, remarked: "We are thankful to have the opportunity to partner with our generous donors to aid needy families and children during this important Ramadan holiday period. We know, however, that neither the challenge of hunger nor our duty to respond occurs only during holidays, so the Bayat Foundation will continue its mission of helping feed the poorest and most at-risk women, youth, and elderly of Afghanistan in the months ahead."
You Can Help!
The Bayat Foundation welcomes your support in this ongoing effort to feed needy Afghan families. A one-time contribution of U.S. $75 purchases a family support "package" that will be given to a hungry family in Afghanistan. 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to people in need so please join us in this effort to help feed hungry Afghans in need. Please visit our website, www.bayatfoundation.org for more details.
About the Bayat Foundation
Since 2005, the U.S-based Bayat Foundation, www.bayatfoundation.org, has promoted the well-being of the Afghan people. Founded and directed by Ehsan and Fatema Bayat, the Foundation has contributed to more than 200 projects to improve the quality of life for the youth, women, poor, and elderly of Afghanistan by constructing new facilities and sustainable infrastructure in needy regions, and by promoting health, education, economic, and cultural programs. In addition to his charitable initiatives, Ehsan Bayat launched Afghan Wireless Communication Company (www.afghan-wireless.com) in 2002, the first GSM wireless and Internet service provider in Afghanistan, following by Ariana Radio and Television Network (ATN), www.arianatelevision.com, which includes Ariana Radio (FM 93.5). For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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