Can Zakaat money be used to buy items and then given to poor muslim families?

Assalamu Alaikum,
Q: Can we use Zakaat money to buy foodstuff and other things that is needed by
poor muslim families? Then distribute it to them?

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

A: Yes, it is permissible to do so.


And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.