Iftaar is a special time of day; a time when fasting Muslims breaks the day-long fast and is usually proceeded with a hearty meal, shared with family.
During the holy month of Ramadaan, the provision of food parcels is significantly increased. Fresh meals are delivered in time for beneficiaries, inclusive of displaced families, orphans and those in hospitals, old age homes, shelters and mosques.
In Gaza, meals are prepared at the Gift of the Givers Woman and Child Care Centre. Widows from the centre are commissioned to prepare meals and, in some instances, poor families are also encouraged to prepare meals which the organisation has purchased for them. The benefit of this is two-fold as, through this initiative, women are both employed and empowered.
Gift of the Givers teams also received permission to provide Iftaar to worshippers at Masjid Ul Aqsa, one of the most holy sites in Islam.