One of the community members while receiving her package.

Vulnerable communities in Kamuli, Bugiri and Iganga districts were at the weekend left with a smile on their faces after they received free food.

This was after each received food packages from the Islamic Center for Education and Research (ICFER) through its Humanitarian program under the Zakatul Fitr Food Packages initiative.

As part of its Ramadan dedication, each family received food packages that included 5 kilograms of posho, rice and sugar.

Addition to this was one liter of cooking oil, two sacks of salt and one packet of flour.

About 480 food packages were handed out in the districts of Bugiri, Iganga and Kamuli to schools, mosques, district imams and families.

The charitable activity ended with a feast dubbed the ’Ramadthan Grand Iftari’ in Kamuli.

ICFER is a national faith based nonprofit organization founded by the late sheik Twaibu Lutaaya in 1983 with an aim of transforming the lives of vulnerable communities through empowering them with sustainable and long-term solutions to their problems.

ICFER is involved with several local and international partners and philanthropists like Dar Al Ber Society in empowering the vulnerable people in Uganda through specific programs and focus areas like Education support, Healthcare, Orphans & vulnerable children support, shelter construction, water projects, human capital development and economic empowerment.

Through these specific programs and focus areas, the last 35 years has seen ICFER record a number of milestones like handing out over 7000 full scholarships, supported over 10,000 beneficiaries in its orphan programs, built over 25 mosques, had over 150,000 people benefit from its water projects and it has recorded over 2000 beneficiaries from its healthcare program.