Ziyad and Partners Establish Food Drive to Help Beirut Devastation

“With our local efforts along with our partners in Lebanon, we hope to empower our communities, help the local economy and provide a glimpse of hope for a better future.” Nemer Ziyad (CEO)

Ziyad is on the ground in Beirut, Helping the Community!

The city of Beirut has seen unpreceded damage and as America’s largest food distributor, we are helping by organizing a food distribution drive. We’re using our local partners and connections in Lebanon to coordinate donations from eight of the most popular food manufacturing companies including Al Rabih, Castania, Grapeful, Mechaalany, Gourmet Foods, Al Forno, Msallem, and Ziyad itself. The donations will be distributed by our trusted nonprofit partners.

Providing a Glimpse of Hope for a Better Future

Nemer Ziyad (CEO) says, “We want to boost their spirits and remind them why they are so important to us, providing special high-quality comfort food items we hope will energize their spirits.”

We know that Beirut is struggling and we want to help with what we know best- food and supply chain management. By utilizing Lebanese food companies, we are helping put those workers back to work and stimulating the local economy that was already in a state of crisis.

Maher Chebaro, a renowned food specialist, chef, and critical member of the Ziyad team is in Beirut supervising the support drive.

Being Lebanese, this is coming from my heart but being a member of Ziyad Brothers, is also coming from the spirit of community support that Ziyad has built over the years, and I am proud to be a part of that. In a time filled with so much loss and heartache, we’re dedicated to giving families the joy and peace of eating together.” -Maher Chebaro


What are we donating?

  • Olive Oil
  • Flour & Yeast
  • Tomato Paste
  • Burghul
  • Thyme
  • Goat labneh in olive oil
  • Pickled Cucumbers
  • Fava Beans
  • Hummus Tahini
  • Dessert Halawa
  • Grape Tahini Syrup
  • Cashew Bars
  • Oat Bars
  • Kaak Bread Sticks
  • Coffee
  • Nuts

Our Distribution Partners

  • Arc en ciel
  • Lebanese Food Bank
  • Aplus initiative
  • Sharing is Caring
  • Equippe missionaire de la charite
  • صندوق الارز التعضدي
  • جمعية سنابل النور

Ziyad Team Coordinating Donations

Partner Brands

Special Thanks

Bahaa Kadamany– Grapeful owner came personally along with volunteers from Rashaya Alwadi which is almost 1.5 hours away from Beirut to support and pack the boxes with the Beirut team.

Bashir Mechaalany– sauces producer provided his warehouse for 10 days to pack and distribute the relief boxes to affected families.

Second House Products-committed to distribute boxes with trusted partners all over Lebanon affected by the crisis

Hill Skaf for coordinating all of our efforts and bringing all teams together to help Lebanon rebuild.

Biggest Thanks to the Volunteers came from all over Lebanon to support the Ziyad Team (North, Bekaa, and Beirut).

These NGOs provide healthcare, shelter, food, and medical aid to those affected by the disaster. They have a track record of being on the ground, reliable, and volunteer-based.


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