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Farms to Fosool

by Anera

Dec 23, 2021

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Anera’s new Farms to Fosool program delivers healthy, fresh breakfasts to Gaza preschoolers every school day. We’re building on sustainable, long-term community partnerships connecting family farmers, working women and schools. Farmers participating in Anera’s greenhouse program earn income selling produce to women’s cooperatives. Members of women’s cooperatives earn an income preparing fresh, health breakfasts for…

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Palestinian Food Recipes From the Anera Community

by Anera

Dec 9, 2021

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As you prepare your breakfast, think of others (do not forget the pigeon’s food). – Mahmoud Darwish As we approach the month of Ramadan — a time when families gather together to break the fast — we are sharing here some of the delicious recipes that have come our way over the years. Recipes passed…

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Anera Restarts School Meals in Gaza for New Academic Year

by Anera

Sep 27, 2021

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Anera has relaunched its integrated school feeding program this month, which coincides with the return to in-person classes at schools in Gaza. We began serving the freshly prepared daily meals again on September 15. The program serves 12 preschools across Gaza, reaching 1,428 children. It hires 100 local farmers to provide fresh produce and 40…

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Palestinian Culture

by Anera

Mar 22, 2021

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Palestinians enjoy a rich cultural heritage. The Palestinian people have lived through enormous upheaval over the course of the last century. Many Palestinians have been dispersed and displaced from their family homes, villages and cities, making Palestinian culture and traditions even more important for holding this community together. Whether in ancestral towns or in refugee…

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Delivering Hot Meals for Quarantined COVID-19 Patients in Lebanon

by Anera

Sep 10, 2020

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In Lebanon, Anera is delivering hot meals to COVID-19 patients quarantined in their homes. With the ongoing economic and political crises and the lack of social services, many families have become food insecure. The August 4 explosion at the port in Beirut made matters worse. These deliveries come at a critical time for families trying…

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Delivering Sustainable Food Parcels for Ramadan in Gaza

by Anera

Jun 1, 2020

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Ramadan is over, but the families who got Anera food parcels are still enjoying them today. Thank you Islamic Relief USA for funding these abundant parcels, which included fresh vegetables from Gaza farms! Anera delivered food parcels to 3,552 families in Gaza. They contained a generous amount of food, including fresh produce grown in family…

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Providing food for those in need in Gaza and Lebanon during Ramadan

by Anera

May 20, 2020

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GAZA LEBANON Every year during Ramadan, Anera assembles food parcels with an array of pantry essentials for hungry families in Gaza and Lebanon. This year, due to the economic distress caused by COVID-19, our food parcels were even more important. To meet the heightened need, we have expanded and incorporated new elements into our distributions…

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What Does it Take to Assemble Food Parcels for Ramadan in Gaza?

by Anera

May 19, 2020

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What does it take to put together a sustainable food parcel in Gaza? Anera’s Rania Elhelo explains the process — from the greenhouse, the warehouse and to Palestinian families’ homes. Anera’s food parcels provide Palestinian families enough food for a month while providing income for Palestinian farmers who supply fresh produce.

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Ramadan Food Packages Help Palestinian Families in Gaza

by Anera

Jun 5, 2019

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Every year during Ramadan Anera delivers food packages to poor families throughout Gaza. The parcels include staples, like rice, oil, flour, sugar, pasta, beans, and Ramadan-specific foods like dates. Thanks to generous funding from Islamic Relief USA as well as our community of donors, Anera distributed 1,000 food packages to needy families during Ramadan this…

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Enjoy a Recipe from Gaza for Palestinian Date Cookies

by Anera

Nov 8, 2018

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Last year, with funding from Islamic Relief USA, Anera supported eight women’s cooperatives with dough mixers, pans, cooking utensils and stoves to support their professional work and help them generate income despite the difficult economic conditions in Gaza. To say thank you to the Anera community, the women of Al Hakoura Women’s Cooperative have shared their favorite recipe…

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