Rizq, a social enterprise revolutionizing the use of surplus food to end food poverty in Pakistan, has been congratulated by The Queen of England, on receiving the “Commonwealth Points of Light Award”. Rizq was awarded for their relief efforts during the current COVID-19 crisis in Pakistan. Rizq mobilised an army of 3,000 volunteers across 23 cities, distributing over 2.2 million meals to the most vulnerable.
Through their COVID-19 drive, the Rizq Heroes saved over 20,000kg of excess food that would have gone to waste. Their new app, ‘Rizq Heroes’, will connect thousands more volunteers to local community projects. Her Majesty The Queen, as Head of the Commonwealth, congratulated Huzaifa and Hassaan on their Commonwealth Points of Light award during a phone call hosted by British High Commissioner Dr Christian Turner CMG.
The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community.
Source: Points of Light UK