Good food tastes better when shared. Thanks to the commitment and generosity of our neighborhood cooks we offer daily 600 nourishing meals to our beneficiaries in our three neighborhood fridges. What are you waiting for; put on your apron and start cooking for your neighborhood.
MTABAKH EL HAY
Matbakh el hay is our central kitchen. Every day, around 400 meals are cooked with love and compassion. Our talented chefs make sure that every meal that leaves our kitchen is nutritious, varied and tasty.
MEALS ON WHEELS: MEN HAY LA HAY
Since we cannot have a fridge in every neighborhood, we partner with trusted parishes and NGO’s to reach a maximal number of households in need of food. Meals on wheels ensures that weekly 800 meals, cooked in our kitchen, or by amazing people in their homes, are delivered to our partners.
A varied and balanced diet is essential to promote the sustenance and health of our beneficiaries. Every month our families enjoy a breakfast box filled with milk, laban, labneh, bread, jam, eggs, and cereals.
For only 60,000 LBP a month you can help us put breakfast on the table of many families in need.
DAR EL HAY
Our team of social workers assess the individual needs of our beneficiaries to better support them overcome their challenges. We support them with psycho-social, health, and education services as well as nurture their personal capacities and skills. We also refer them to our network of partners for additional help.
Driven by a sense of revolt against injustice, Berrad El Hayʼs Founder Nayla Frem Sayegh started loading her car with snacks and beverages and shared them with the homeless. But this method was not sustainable, and she knew that everyone deserves a reliable access to food. Inspired by the concept of community fridges, already popular in Europe and the Americas, Nayla decided to launch a similar initiative in Lebanon. This is how Berrad El Hay - Arabic for “The Neighborhoodʼs Fridge”- came to life.
Berrad El Hay is a Lebanese nonprofit, non-governmental organization registered in Lebanon under number 1188.
We aim to mobilize the different actors in our community and build sustainable neighborhood solidarity and safety nets for individuals and families living on the brink to protect them from poverty and ensure their most basic needs to live with dignity
Berrad El Hay adopts a holistic approach to understand the psycho-social dynamics of our beneficiaries and identify issues that are at the core of their predicament. We then elaborate strategies to help them overcome their challenges and become more independent. We also consider the bigger picture as we seek to connect with donors, partners, experts, and volunteers to create nurturing communities that inspire, engage, and empower.
Stronger communities can eliminate hunger in our neighborhoods
It all starts with one cooked meal .
and yes it is personal .
IT ALL STARTS
WITH ONE MEAL!
PUT ON YOUR APRON AND COOK
MEALS FROM HOME FOR THE
BERRAD OR PACK ANY FOOD SURPLUS
YOU HAVE IN OUR SPECIAL BOX
AVAILABLE NEXT TO EVERY BERRAD.
IF YOU CAN’T COOK,
YOU CAN SHOP
IF YOU CAN’T COOK,
YOU CAN SHOP
FOR MATBAKH EL HAY
AND DONATE INGREDIENTS.
BERRAD EL HAY
THANKS TO YOUR DONATION,
WE ARE ABLE TO HELP
MORE PEOPLE LEAD A DIGNIFIED
AND ACTIVE LIFE
JOIN OUR NETWORK
BERRAD EL HAY PARTNERS WITH
LIKE-MINDED NGOS, AND INSTITUTIONS
FOR AN OPTIMAL REACH AND EFFICIENCY.
JOIN OUR NETWORK SO THAT
TOGETHER WE CAN BETTER
SERVE PEOPLE IN NEED.
WHETHER COOKING IN MATBAKH EL HAY,
HELPING PACK AND DISTRIBUTE FOOD
TO BENEFICIARIES, OR FINDING
TO KEEP OUR BERRADS FILLED WITH F
RESH PRODUCTS, OUR VOLUNTEERS
MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE. JOIN US.
100% of your donation goes straight to the beneficiaries
CHAIRMAN & FOUNDER
NAYLA FREM SAYEGH
MELLISSA KHOURY HANNA