Your generosity extends food voucher program among the neediest in Beirut

February 17, 2022- Posted in Lebanon, Parishes

For the last four months of 2021, a generous grant from the Holy Land Christians Society (HLCS) and donations from individuals made it possible for Archdeacon Imad Zoorob, director of St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Center and All Saints Church in Beirut, to offer $50 food vouchers to more than 200 impoverished families.

With additional donations at the end of 2021 and a second grant from HLCS, the Food for Families voucher program will be extended through March 2022.

The 202 households to receive the vouchers include teacher and student families of St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Center, members of the All Saints Episcopal Church community, and Armenian families in the Ashrahfieh neighborhood – an area hard hit by the 2020 explosion.

Lena, a mother of three from Ashrahfieh, said, “I can’t express my happiness receiving these vouchers. My kids were always asking for milk and cheese. These vouchers have brought a smile to us. God bless the donors.”

Listen to Archdeacon Zoorob talk about the impact these vouchers have had on the well-being of families at the heart of the financial crisis in Lebanon.