What We Do – Project Ramadan

What We Do

Project Ramadan is an initiative dedicated to supporting families faced with food insecurity across Ontario. It is a non-profit initiative which is 100% volunteer run under Muslim Welfare Canada. 


Project Ramadan’s mission is simple: we fundraise, assemble and distribute baskets containing staple food items during the holy month of Ramadan to families in need, regardless of their race, religion, or ethnicity. Our goal is to help limit the number of families that are facing food insecurity by providing them with approximately one month’s worth of  food supplies. 


Project Ramadan has made a commitment once again this year to raise $300,000 and help 6,000 families in need. We believe that our community is always stronger together and that access to food is a basic human right, not a privilege. We look forward to building baskets and bridges together with the help of the community to help alleviate the suffering of those facing food insecurity.



Project Ramadan understands the negative impact that COVID-19 has had on our economy and our food basket recipients. Due to shutdowns, job losses, and an increase in grocery cost, many in our local communities have had to turn to food banks for relief.


As a result of the ongoing and increasing demands, these food banks have been struggling to remain stocked. In fact, Toronto food banks received the highest number of food bank visits ever recorded in the city’s history, with 1.45 million visits. With your contribution, you can help Project Ramadan combat food insecurity in our community.

Arya was often going to bed hungry…

Coming to Canada as a refugee has been hard on her family. Trying to find a job during the pandemic is difficult. Due to her low-income household, her family is not able to afford food, winter clothing, and basic necessities. Arya’s family reached out to us and we were able to provide them with hot meals, food baskets, and clothes.


Imagine feeling helpless as a parent because you can’t afford to feed your child. Every child deserves the opportunity to experience the joys of childhood and live life to the fullest.

How It Works

1. Donations

Donors and volunteers donate towards a basket ($70)

2. Buy Supplies

Your donations are used to buy goods at wholesale

3. Builds

Volunteers build baskets at build events

4. Distributions

Baskets are distributed to families in need



Project Ramadan distributes food baskets including nutritious, staple grocery items to support a needy family for a month. Project Ramadan was able to get all of these items at half the price of what you’d pay at your local grocery shop last year.

Our food baskets contain:

  • Flour
  • Chickpeas
  • Kidney Beans (x2)
  • Lentils
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Pasta (x2)
  • Pasta Sauce (x2)
  • Rice
  • Tuna Cans (x2)
  • Dates
  • Honey
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Tea

How We Help

Raise Money

Project Ramadan is 100% volunteer-run, which means your dollars go far in helping feed the needy

Buy Supplies

Your donations are used to buy the goods at wholesale, and we also negotiate with suppliers so that baskets retailing for $100+ only cost our donors $70. We can’t do what we do without the love and support of our awesome sponsors and in-kind donors.

Build Baskets

We host several builds across the GTA (and Ottawa), where hundreds of volunteers come together for a few hours of packing food baskets for our beneficiaries.

Distribute Baskets

Through key partnerships with organizations such as food banks, women’s shelters and First Nations communities, we distribute baskets to families facing food insecurity.

Interested in Making a Difference?