Blessed Bite 2: $8,000 raised to fight hunger in Lebanon!

July 04, 2017

With more than 230 attendees, more than 70 tombola contributors, more than $8,000 fund-raised and endless number of smiles, the Blessed Bite Suhoor took place on the 13th of June in Kahwet Beirut under the theme of healthy eating in Ramadan. 

 

This post is written by  Rola Ghaddar, US Registered Dietitian Nutritionist &  Certified Health Coach at Healthy Happy Us, a nutrition and exercise diet center in Lebanon.

 

Ramadan is the perfect time to give back and what could be better than feeding the hungry in this holy month. We believe that no one should go to sleep hungry and that each person should have an equal right to proper nutrition.

 

Hunger can affect society in so many detrimental ways. One of them is malnutrition which can affect children’s school performance, immunity and intelligence, which, in turn can make it almost impossible for children to complete school and earn a living during adulthood.

 

Every year as Healthy Happy Us, we organize a charity Suhoor in collaboration with Health Food Diary to support a cause that we believe in. This year we decided to support the Lebanese Food Bank and join them in their mission to fight hunger in Lebanon. Check this link to learn more about the Lebanese Food Bank.

Blessed Bite- Ramadan Charity Suhoor organized by Healthy Happy Us and Health Food Diary

 

Attendees were enjoying live ‘Oud music, Henna art as well as a healthy and delicious Suhoor. All attendees left with plenty of giveaways from our generous sponsors Eshmoon Holistics, Al Rifai Nuts, Nutrama Bakery and Khan Al Saboun.

Oud music playing during Blessed Bite Suhoor organized by Healthy Happy Us and Health Food Diary

Oud music playing during Blessed Bite Suhoor organized by Healthy Happy Us and Health Food Diary

Giveaways for all attendees during the blessed bite suhoor: Sourdough from Nutrama, healthy chocolate from Eshmoon, organic soap  from Khan Al Saboun, Innocent nuts from Al Rifai, Health Ramadan Guide designed by Million K and printed by Chamas printing

Giveaways for all attendees during the blessed bite suhoor: Sourdough bread from Nutrama Bakery, healthy chocolate from Eshmoon Holistics, organic soap from Khan Al Saboun, Innocent nuts from Al Rifai, Health Ramadan Guide designed by Million K and printed by Chamas printing

All tables were decorated with fruit bouquets by "Fleur a Manger"

All tables were decorated with fruit bouquets by “Fleur a Manger

The refreshing juices stand by "Fitness Bar" in the Blessed Bite Suhoor

The refreshing juices stand by “Fitness Bar” in the Blessed Bite Suhoor

The sugar free, gluten free and butter free chocolate stand by Eshmoon Holistics at the Blessed Bite Suhoor

The sugar free, gluten free and dairy free chocolate stand by Eshmoon Holistics at the Blessed Bite Suhoor

Face art by Kanvas Advanced Artistry Studio at the Blessed Bite Suhoor

Face art by Kanvas Advanced Artistry Studio at the Blessed Bite Suhoor

A health Ramadan guide was prepared by Healthy Happy Us and health food diary to help all attendees make healthy choices during Ramadan by sharing their favorite tips, tricks and healthy Ramadan recipes.

Chopped Detox Salad- One of the recipes shared in the Ramadan Health Guide

 We can’t thank our generous sponsors enough (Baraket Travel, Fleur a Manger, Chamas Printing, Eshmoon Holistics, Al Rifai Nuts, Khan Al Saboun, Bank Audi), our volunteers, each and every person who attended this event and helped fulfill our mission this year!

 

Thank you for all the sponsors and the tombola contributors who supported the Blessed Bite Charity Suhoor!

Thank you for all the sponsors and the tombola contributors who supported the Blessed Bite Charity Suhoor!

With your help we were able to fundraise more than $8,000 for the Lebanese Food Bank. This money will be used to distribute food boxes to more than 400 families and more than 1600 person in need.  

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Stay tuned to hear about the distribution!

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