Food Program

Under the Food Support Program, UOL Relief provides food packs to: families and individuals that are without financial support including widows, orphans and the differently abled; crisis-hit communities, and populations that suffer from malnutrition.

FOOD SUPPORT PROGRAM

Mostly in Earthquakes and Floods affected people automatically lose access to the very basic needs of life i.e Food & shelter etc. Many of these affected populations do not have any healthy nutrition access. There are number of communities who never tasted rice in their life and only rely on watered down goat milk with some hard corn bread. UOL Relief Trust provide them healthy food with monthly “Rashan Packs” especially in remote areas.

Monthly Food/Ration Packs

UOL Relief started this program particularly for the communities affected by natural disasters where owing to financial crisis people mostly rely on cornbread, goat’s milk and frugal meals that lack nutrition. UOL ensures that the families receive the required nutrition in a regular, organized manner while restoring their dignity till they are better able to sustain themselves. Monthly, ration packs are delivered to the respective families right at their doorstep. Depending on the price fluctuations each ration pack can cost between 8000-10,000 for a family of ten people.

Life Saving Relief: UOL Relief’s food assistance at the time of disasters in Pakistan

UOL Relief’s food drives have played a crucial role during times of catastrophes in Pakistan since 2005. When natural calamities or pandemics strike access to fresh and nutritious food becomes a major challenge. Pakistan has experienced some of the worst crisis in the past and our organization’s food assistance programs has always provided essential sustenance immediately to the affected communities offering hope and stability in the face of adversity.
promoting resilience and recovery in disaster-stricken areas.

Earthquake, 2005

The fateful earthquake of 2005 left hundreds of people homeless in Northern Pakistan. Entire villages in valleys were demolished including that of Balakot in KPK. UOL Relief responded immediately by distributing 12,500 packs of food and 25,000 kg of oil among the victims. Apart from this, 130 widows were also supported with food to help them sustain during the harsh winter months that followed.

Floods, 2014

More than 300 villages in Jhang District, South Punjab were inundated during the disastrous floods of 2014. Almost 4000 people were evacuated from the area and were left homeless and hungry. Assessing the plight of the victims in Rhodu Sultan and Atthara Hazari, UOL Relief provided 1000 ration packs to the affected.

Covid-19, 2020

During the Covid-19 pandemic that hit Pakistan in March, 2020, UOL Relief and its volunteers worked diligently to provide ration packs to those economically affected by the lock down. The administration not only carried out this distribution in Lahore but also surveyed and targeted different areas of Pakistan including:

  • Doghoni, Hushe, Shigar, and Chunda Valley in Skardu
  • Hanzel, Jagir Basin, Nomal, Oshkandas and Danyor in Gilgit District
  • Bunardas, Gunar Farm and Tattu Village, Chilas.
  1. Floods, 2022

In August 2022, catastrophic floods drowned more than 2/3rd of Pakistan including the district of Naseerabad, Balochistan. The floods caused extensive damage to infrastructure, agriculture, and residential areas, leaving a significant number of individuals displaced. Recognizing the urgent need for assistance, the organization swiftly mobilized resources to provide 1531 food packages amongst displaced families in order to address immediate hunger and nutritional concerns

Life Saving Relief: UOL Relief’s food assistance at the time of disasters in Pakistan

UOL Relief’s food drives have played a crucial role during times of catastrophes in Pakistan since 2005. When natural calamities or pandemics strike access to fresh and nutritious food becomes a major challenge. Pakistan has experienced some of the worst crisis in the past and our organization’s food assistance programs has always provided essential sustenance immediately to the affected communities offering hope and stability in the face of adversity.
promoting resilience and recovery in disaster-stricken areas.

Life Saving Relief: UOL Relief’s food assistance at the time of disasters in Pakistan

On 6th February, 2023, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Turkiye and Syria, causing 47000+ casualties, 125000+ people to be injured and more than 26 million people to be displaced. Almost 3000 buildings including hospitals and apartments were demolished.

Being equipped with the experience of providing emergency relief, and realizing the needs of the affected communities, UOL Relief decided to extend a helping hand to Turkiye. After assessing the damage, the extent of devastation, a strategy to provide humanitarian aid was charted out, and measures were taken accordingly.

In the first phase, the organization arranged supplies for temporary shelters that included 1000 tents, 300 sleeping bags, and 20,000 blankets. Moreover, keeping the dietary habits of Turkish people in mind, 10,000 packets of pasta (macaroni) were also arranged for the earthquake victims.

UOL Relief executed the second plan to supply warm clothing, bedding and 5000 food packs containing dry edibles to the brothers and sisters in Turkiye and Syria. For packing purposes the University designated an area where the goods were received, stored and packed with the help of volunteers. Alhamdolillah, the biggest challenge of packing 5000 boxes of food was accomplished by hard working volunteers who worked 24/7 for the cause. Mostly students, young boys and girls spent their free time and breaks between classes in helping UOL Relief with the process. For the shipment of the 5000 packages, the Commissioner of Lahore gratefully offered facilitation.