2006 News Story

Saudi food baskets to be delivered to Pakistan quake victims

The Saudi Popular Relief Campaign for the Pakistani People continues to provide ongoing aid to the victims of the October 8 earthquake there.

Recently, the organization signed a contract with a local company to obtain 50,000 food baskets from Pakistani markets. The food aid will be transported via trucks to the campaign’s warehouses in Islamabad, then distributed to the affected regions.

The first batch of food supplies, approximately 7,000 food baskets, will arrive in Islamabad on Monday, according to the campaign’s executive director, Yousef Al-Rubei’an. Each basket contains enough flour, rice, oil, sugar, milk dates and canned food to feed a medium-sized family for a month.