American University of Beirut

 Karantina Land Food Recovery Project

​​​​​AUB’s Land Food Recovery Initiative is teaming up with Lebanese NGO Offrejoie on the Karantina Land Food Recovery project. The goal of this project is to introduce sustainable food practices and create open spaces that contribute to the long-term food security and mental and social well-being of communities in Karantina, an area that was especially badly damaged by the August 4 explosion and is home to many disadvantaged communities. The immediate priority is to improve food security by establishing linkages between food producers and the Karantina community, developing a community kitchen where local community members can cook hot meals on site, setting up a community garden, and encouraging urban farming.

We are seeking funds to 
    • Set up, operate and maintain the community kitchen, including building materials and food items 
    • Set up, operate, and maintain the community garden, including gardening and plants
    • ​​Provide financial support to local community members working in the community kitchen and garden

  • For online donations originating from:


  • For electronic bank transfers outside Lebanon, please use CITI Fresh Dollar account information below:
Bank Name: JP Morgan Chase, NA
Bank Address: 4 Chase MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11245
Account Name: American University of Beirut
Routing Number: 021000021
Account Number: 005-022622
Designation: Karantina Land Food Recovery Project

In order to facilitate transfers within Lebanon, please contact us on

  • ​​​For check donations please make checks payable to AUB – Karantina Land Food Recovery Project and mail to:
​​​​Office of Development
American University of Beirut
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor​
New York, NY 10017​
​​Office of Development
​​​American University of Beirut
Bliss Street, P O Box 11-0236
Beirut, Lebanon​​​

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