Everyone’s lockdown story is not the same. While some of us are lucky enough to be spending this time at home with our family, for others such as daily wage labourers it is a matter of life and death because they are unable to feed their families.

We can help them in this difficult time by providing them with food and other essentials. The Current has listed a few organisations that are collecting and distributing ration bags.


Rizq, a social organisation set up by LUMS alumni, Huzaifa Ahmed, Musa Aamir and Qasim Javaid, has initiated a national movement called Ehsaas Karo. Through this movement, Rizq aims to mobilise resources from individuals, corporates, companies, philanthropists and foundations to fulfil the hunger needs of those most affected by this crisis. For Phase 1 of the campaign, the organisation is targeting to support 10,000 affected families by providing them monthly food supplies.


Website: https://sharerizq.com/en

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Rizq.Sharefood/

The Robin Hood Army

The volunteer-based group, made up of students and young professionals gets surplus food from restaurants to the less fortunate people at orphanages, old-age homes and public hospitals.

Number: 021-38693111, 03008861164

Email: [email protected]

Ideas 9

Ideas 9 is an organization led by some professionals to promote peace, social justice, interfaith harmony, against terrorism and injustice. In this time, they are contributing to society by distributing rations bags.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ideas9.org/

Salman Sufi Foundation

The Lahore-based Foundation is providing rations to daily wage workers in poor neighborhoods.

Number: 0308 2935454

Al Khidmat Foundation

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/alkhidmat.org/

Saylani Welfare Trust

The NGO is based in major cities across Pakistan and provides food to labourers and other underprivileged classes.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/saylaniwelfare/

Al-Jannat Foundation

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AlJannatFoundationPak/


Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AkhuwatOfficial/

Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for Covid-19

You can donate directly to the government and your donations can be used by the state to manufacture protective equipment for the doctors and essentials for hospitals or to provide a cash stipend to the most vulnerable.

Bank of Pakistan

Account No: 4162786786