Zikat Ul Fitar
The minimum amount due is the equivalent of about 2 kg of wheat flour, rice or other staple foodstuff, per member of the household, including dependants, even if they do not live in the same house. Approximately £7/US$8.5 per head is a safe estimated amount.
Recipients of zakat al-Fitr are the poor and those in need – the same people entitled to receive general zakat. Islamic Relief acts as your charitable agent, using your zakat al-fitr to buy and distribute food on your behalf.