Pre-Ramadan Food Drive

Adeeba Jafri

Adeeba Jafri

Adeeba is the author of several books including The Baby Garden, A Zoom with a View and Show Yourself.

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be collecting prepared bags of non-perishable items to distribute to workers and housemaids in need of assistance.

These bags should include all of the following:

Lentils (any type)

Black tea bags

Flour (whole wheat or chickpea)


Laundry detergent powder


Cooking Oil

Powdered milk


Do you work for a charity?

No, but I’ve been doing this drive for many years. I’m just a charitable person ?

Who do these items go to?

They go directly to people in need of assistance, including maids, workers and people who are unemployed, mostly living within Doha.

Do I need to drop the items myself or can I send the items with a driver / Uber?

Either options are fine with me.

Can I send you the money to purchase items on my behalf?

No, I only collect the items themselves.

How many items per bag?

One for each bag

Does it matter which company I purchase?

I highly recommend that you give others what you would get for yourself.

Can you send us pictures of who is getting the food?

No, that would be a breach of privacy of these families.

Any more questions or concerns? Contact me!

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