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UAE Food Bank initiative to distribute 5 million meals during Ramadan

by Madaline Dunn

The UAE Food Bank has launched a meal distribution initiative for the holy month of Ramadan. Through collaborative efforts with partners, the bank aims to gather and distribute over five million meals to deserving individuals.

The initiative focuses on effectively managing surplus food, minimising waste, and globally distributing it to beneficiaries.

It aims to distribute a daily rate of 166,666 meals to feed over half a million families and more than three million workers.

This encompasses diverse sub-initiatives and campaigns, the food bank shared, including the ‘Your Iftar is on Us’ campaign, the ‘No for Wasting Food initiative, the ‘Cook of Thousand Meals’ initiative, ‘Food Parcel,’ and ‘Iftar with the Workers.’

Further, twenty-five educational programs will be implemented to raise awareness of environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and volunteering.

Over 5,000 volunteers will participate in supporting the bank’s initiatives throughout the month of Ramadan.

The food bank will also sign five partnership agreements aimed at strengthening its efforts in this space, and shared that it anticipates a large number of strategic partners and supporters from food facilities, hotels, and companies, exceeding 350.

H.E. Dawoud Al Hajri, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the UAE Food Bank, said: “With these initiatives, our objective is to promote responsible food management and reduce food waste. We further aspire to cultivate a sense of social responsibility, encourage volunteerism, and actively engage in gathering and distributing financial and food donations to beneficiaries. Our efforts are aimed at instilling values of compassion, generosity, and solidarity within the community, ensuring the efficient distribution of surplus food to the widest possible segment during the holy month of Ramadan.”

Since its inception in 2017, the UAE Food Bank has successfully distributed meals to over 35 million local and global beneficiaries.

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