“We Have Already Collected €30,000 To Feed the People of Beirut” – Hany Harb

 

Hany Harb is the Chef and Owner of the Ali Baba restaurant and is currently leading an incredible and altruistic initiative to help the people of Beirut following the devastating explosion which has completely changed the face of the city.

Speaking to Daniel and Ylenia on Bay Breakfast this morning Hany explained that, together with other chefs namely, Jean Galea Souchet; Robert Bonello; Rafel Sammut of ‘Briju’ Restaurant; Zack Demarco; Marko Pavlovic, and with the assistance of Hany’s Wife Claudienne – will be leaving to Lebanon next Monday to prepare food for the residents of Beirut.

 

Update 13/08 on Help to Beirut:We are now making the final arrangements and travel plans for Monday 17/08/2020. This…

Publiée par Ali Baba sur Jeudi 13 août 2020

 

 

“We will literally be going from the airport and to the kitchens”

Hany told Daniel and Ylenia that upon landing at Beirut, they will be heading straight to the kitchens, joining other chefs to prepare some 16,000 meals per day to people who have lost their relatives, their place of work, their belongings, and their houses.

Hany also explained that they are collecting donations from the people of Malta and Gozo to be able to buy the ingredients themselves, and said that they have already surpassed their original €15,000 target and they are at nearly €30,000 as at the time of the interview.

Donations to this initiative can either be dropped off at Ali Baba in Gżira or sent through Revolut on +356 9945 0211. Revolut donors are to leave a note specifying that the funds are a donation to the Lebanese donation kitchen.

 

 

What’s cooking at the moment in Lebanon?

Once Hany and the team get to Beirut they will be joining forces with Chef Joe Barza who is heading the Chefs For Beirut Initiative, which forms part of the even-larger World Central Kitchen campaign. WCK’s Relief Team is using the power of food to offer hope to families in need, showing them that “we are here and we care. We are working within the local community to heal and strengthen by providing nourishing, fresh meals made with care.”

Since our founding, WCK has provided more than 40 million chef-prepared meals for those in need.

 

How can you donate?

Donations to this initiative can either be dropped off at Ali Baba in Gżira or sent through Revolut on +356 9945 0211. Revolut donors are to leave a note specifying that the funds are a donation to the Lebanese donation kitchen.

 

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