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One Million Meals
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Every year, Hidaya strives to provide one million meals to those in dire need by offering dry ration food packages as well as cooked meals.

Dry ration packages are given to poor families as well as survivors of disasters. Though the nature of food supplies vary based on the regions of distribution, a typical, dry ration package consists of flour, rice, lentils, dates, dry milk powder, sugar, tea, spices, oil, and soap. Each package is enough to feed a family of about 5 or 6 for a month. Due to buying in bulk, it costs only 50 cents per meal, $50 for 100 meals, or $500 for 1,000 meals.

Cooked meals are also prepared for feeding people who do not have easy cooking capabilities. One large pot (Approx. 40 Kilogram) of rice biryani can feed up to 40 people for only $30 (with chick peas or potatoes) or $50 (with chicken or beef) and
$70 (with goat or sheep meat), this includes the cost of packaging and distribution at remote villages in Pakistan to benefit the most deserving.

In addition to the One Million Meals project, Hidaya also helps economically weak families who can not support their children or elderly for their food needs through other projects. For example; meat is given through Aqiqah, Sadaqah in the form of Sacrifice and Qurbani; and dry ration is given through Fidya, Kaffara and Sadqat-Ul-Fitr.


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3 2015 Report
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5 2013 Report
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7 2011 Report
8 2012 Update
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Sitara-e-Isaar Awarded to Hidaya Foundation

The partner organization of Hidaya Trust, Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts of both the organizations during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. It was awarded during a special ceremony held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, DC.

In Keeping with our commitment to the communities in which Hidaya Trust operates, it hires its work force as an equal opportunity employer.  It means that employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, status in the society, ancestry, sex, age, religion, creed and marital status.