Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen rahimahullah said:

“Those who deserve the Zakat al-Fitr are the poor and those in debt who cannot pay or fulfill it. They are given in accordance to their need. It is allowed to distribute the fitrah to more than one poor person. It is also allowed to give a number of fitrahs to one poor person because the Prophet sallau alayhi wa salam determined the obligatory amount and he did not determine the one who it is given to. So like this, if a group combines their fitrah in one container and measure it and they give it out without measuring it a second time, they will be rewarded for it. However, it is necessary to inform the poor person that they do not know what they gave him because perhaps he may be deceived and he does not know his weighted amount. It is allowed for the poor person if he takes the fitrah to give it to himself or someone from his family if he weighs it or is informed by the one who gives it to him that it is complete and they know him to be trustworthy”

[Majaalis ar-Ramadan pg. 331-332]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan