Feedwise was founded in May of 2016 – with a mission to feed the needy. On a monthly basis, volunteers are invited to participate in a food drive where they focus on distributing food that is uncooked, needing only water, so that the migrant workers can consume them at their own pace. It is always refreshing to interview souls who are participating in the ascension of our planet from fear into love.
Many people are complaining about the current chaos on the planet, but I find the converse to be true. Amidst the chaos, love seems to be reigning. Your cause is a testament to that. Does being part of charity work give you hope that we can, in fact, help others – with determination and action?
Definitely. I believe that one cannot expect perfection from any society, but there always needs to be a start; and what better way to start than with oneself?
Taibah, it is no secret that you founded Feedwise because of a thirst to give. Please describe the emotions and faces of those who receive.
We founded Feedwise mainly because there are people who work very hard in our society, yet don’t always live comfortably or have a means to support themselves as well as we are able to; and it always humbles me to see how grateful some people are to receive something as simple as a meal. It makes me realize how much we can sometimes take things for granted.
You once mentioned that your volunteers encouraged you to extend to other branches of charity work as well. What exactly did they suggest?
When we first started out, Feedwise was a small way to give back and help the less fortunate by providing meals meant to last for more than a day. However, our volunteers were so passionate about a plethora of different causes and we eventually branched out into other areas such as environmental and awareness causes.
Give us some tidbits about the Feedwise team and your selection process.
Our team consists of our management- Shahad Al-Busairi, Ali Burhama, and Badriya Al-Ali who are each an important part of keeping things running. Our volunteers are chosen based on whether or not we share the same vision and goals, for the most part; and we base our selection process not on what they have already done, but rather what they wish and hope to accomplish. We usually sit down with the volunteers beforehand and get to know them via an interview.
And, finally, there are many people who would love to contribute to your noble cause. When and where do you collect uncooked food from people?
We usually offer to collect the food and items from the contributor’s home. Our Instagram page is open for any inquiries, as well as our email.
To find out more about the amazing Feedwise, follow them on Instagram @feedwise or visit their website: www.feedwise.org. You can follow Nejoud on social media @nejoud.alyagout or visit her website www.nejoudalyagout.com.