50% of Yemen is starving to death. You can help save families NOW.

15+ million people in Yemen go hungry each day.  3 million have had to run from their homes. People are calling this the worst humanitarian crisis in human history. It’s becoming the worst famine in 100 years.
And it’s been happening for 2 years now. It doesn’t look like it will end anytime soon. This problem is not going to go away. Not without outside help


You can help HRD's Mercy Bakery bake and deliver fresh bread to starving families in Yemen

15+ million people in Yemen go hungry each day. 3 million have had to run from their homes. This is the worst humanitarian crisis in human history. It’s become the worst famine in 100 years.

And it’s been happening for 2 years now. It doesn’t look like it will end anytime soon. This problem is not going to go away. Not without outside help

So what can we do?

We are halfway across the world. No matter what we do, we cannot stop the fighting and the reasons that they are starving in the first place. We can feed them, though. And we don’t have to just drop off bags of rice and lentils. What if we could actually bring them food that was still warm, ready to eat? How about fresh bread? 

Well guess what, we’re already doing that. All you have to do is help us. In August 2018, Humanity for Relief and Development's Mercy Bakery opened its doors and began working hard to bake bread for the starving families in Yemen. Watch the video of how we fixed up the location and how our bread-making process works:



We receive your donation.


Team gets HRD's Mercy Bakery Food sourced. Each Degh Feeds 70-100 people.


Delivery is made to the Needy. Orphanages, Schools in Slumsand Food shelters.


We document with photos that food was received.
In August of last year, we opened our doors to a bakery like no other. It wasn’t a new business, and it wasn’t a food donation drop-off site.

I mean, what good is a bag of rice if you don’t have a pot to cook it in, or a stove?

It was a free bakery, baking bread for the starving families of Yemen. 

In Sana’a, Yemen, people flocked to the new location, and came away with bread for their families. A kitchen was added next door within months offering meat, sauce and rice packets. 

Now families in that neighbourhood can get a fresh meal of fried chicken, rice and sauce, and fresh, warm bread straight from the oven.
Consider how much of a delight it is for your mother to not have to cook and enjoy a nice meal. How much more joy must there be for a struggling Yemeni mother, to have food prepared and ready to eat with her whole family. 

This is the difference between dry goods packets, and fresh-cooked food. A starving mother may have just enough energy to hold her child, let alone get up and cook for him. 

This is why we wanted to go a step further, to actually prepare the food. We know the people, and we know the situation. The workers that run our locations are orphans from Yemen, intimately aware of the hard life that faces their people.

It is a labor of love and we don’t wanna stop doing it.

But there is so much more to do.

We not only want to stop this famine in Yemen, but we envision a world where every struggling community has a free public bakery with access to fresh-baked bread.

We cannot do this without you. We have our volunteers, and we have the resources on the ground.

We need your help to continue our work, and spread through Yemen, and ultimately the rest of the world!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who handles the operations in Yemen? 

We have hired Operations Managers on the ground that we hold a very high standard to.

How do I know my money will reach the needy? 

We document each Delivery with Photo and Video and post our Success Stories and on Instagram. You can also message us anytime and ask for an explanation.

What if the food goes bad? 

Because we delivery immediately and it is consumed right away, there is minimum chance of food going bad.

What if there is a surplus? 

We know there may be too much MercyBakery for any one institution. So we balance requirements. For any other surplus, we distribute it so they can make it themselves.

How does it work?

Humanity for Relief and Development's Mercy Bakery is dedicated to providing the starving people of Yemen with FREE ready to eat bread and fresh meals. ANYONE can access our free, public bakery -whether they are mothers providing for their family or just for themselves. 

Once your donation is received, it is used to buy the ingredients we need to continue making bread, meals, and keep our bakeries running. Our team (many of which are staffed by local orphans of Yemen, who know the community) receives the ingredients and tools bought using your donation and makes the food. Next, bread and food is delivered to nearby Orphanages, Schools, in Slums and Food shelters. Additionally, our doors are always open for those who want to come in and pick up fresh food for their families. All of our work is documented with photographs so you know that the food -and your donation, were received. 

How was Mercy Bakery established?

We are a result of friends and community coming together to find a way to help the less fortunate and have been established since 2015. 

We are committed to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by the war in Yemen through a range of sustainable projects, providing tangible results with a positive impact.

Are donations tax-refundable?

Yes! As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN 83-0919620), donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of US law. 

What are the options to donate to HRD's Mercy Bakery?

You can be a one-time donor for as low as $50 USD (1,250 pieces of bread)

Where are the Mercy Bakeries located?

We are currently operating out of three locations in Sana’a, Yemen (Haail Street, Alhodaidah and Al-Farooq neighbourhoods) and we’re planning to expand into more communities. Some locations, such as Alhodaidah, also feature a Mercy Kitchen to provide FRESH warm meals for Yemenis.

Where does my donation go?

At least 92% of all donations go to feeding the needy, while the remaining percentage covers the required expenses and logistics (such as delivery and to the Yemeni orphans who staff our locations).

Can I donate with PayPal?

Yes! We accept donations through PayPal -as well as any other major credit card provider.
A portion of your donation will go toward program administrative costs (8%) and where it is needed most.

Humanity for Relief and Development, Inc is a non-governmental 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN 83-0919620). Mercy Bakery is a project wholly-owned by Humanity for Relief and Development, Inc.

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