About the Team

Hot Pot Meal is advised by a number of highly competent and dedicated individuals who are constantly available to make sure the mission is on track with the cause, meeting its objectives and growing harmoniously

Lara Mhanna

Founder and President

‘Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference.’

Hot Pot Meal founder Lara Mhanna, a lecturer in Art and Advertising and Presentation Skills at Saint-Joseph University, is committed to charity work and a firm believer in the power of positive change.  She believes that change can start with a personal initiative which then has a wider impact – from a one woman operation in a small kitchen Hot Pot Meal now has numerous associations and feeds hundreds of people daily.

Since 2008 Lara has been actively involved in supporting and fundraising for various philanthropic organizations, across a wide spectrum of causes.

Hot Pot Meal - Lara Mhanna - Founder and President

Louis Ragy

Board member

Louis Ragy is a Lebanese-American entrepreneur and business development consultant, focusing on improving revenues, profitability, and export of businesses to other markets, and designing effective programs to further economies.

Mr. Ragy is a philanthropist in every way. He works as an advocator, tackling issues such as food and medication distribution, child development, education, conflict resolution, crisis aversion, and more. Mr. Ragy is on the Board of Directors of multiple NGOs, always looking for opportunities to fundraise, build relations, and better his society.

In the words of Mr. Ragy, “it is a constant battle, but we will not stop until it’s over and won”.

Hot Pot Meal - Louis Ragy - Member. Lobbying – Business man

Sara El Morr

Account Manager

Sara El Morr is a Lebanese-French Agricultural Engineer and Account Manager of Hot Pot Meal.

Upon earning her Master’s degree in Food Science and Technology from the Lebanese University, she completed her thesis at the University of Rennes in France studying the Ultrafiltration Technology primarily used for water treatment.

In a world where many people the food on their dinner table for granted, Sara hopes to spread awareness about the hard work food scientists do to ensure the safety and quality of food supply on a daily basis.

She believes that no act of kindness, no matter how small, is wasted, because the happiest people are those who give and give abundantly!


All year round, Volunteers assist Hot Pot Meal in its activities and events. We believe that Volunteering is fundamental as it offers essential help to worthwhile causes, people in need and the wider community.