DUBAI, November 8, 2021 (WAM) – The 100 Million Meals campaign, the largest of its kind in the region to provide food to more than 30 countries in the Arab world, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America, successfully distributed 10,868,400 meals in the United Arab Emirates, in collaboration with the Food Bank of the United Arab Emirates.
A total of 362,280 beneficiaries in the UAE, made up of 182,916 low-income families and 179,364 low-income individuals, received 120,760 food packages – each containing essential food ingredients such as rice, flour, chickpeas, lentils , sugar, cooking oil, dates and milk – enough for each recipient to prepare meals for a month. To ensure a transparent distribution operation, the Food Bank of the United Arab Emirates followed a six-pronged approach: business model, beneficiaries, product, suppliers, delivery, and governance and financing.
A long list of partners have worked alongside the United Arab Emirates Food Bank to support the successful distribution of food packages to beneficiaries, including Dubai Police, Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, Red Crescent of Emirates, Municipality of Ras Al Khaimah, Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Foundation, Saud bin Rashid Al Mua’lla Charitable and Humanitarian Institution, Fujairah Charity Association, Sharjah Charity International, Tarahum Charity Foundation, Watani Al Emarat Foundation and Model Service Society.
Dawood Al Hajri, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Arab Emirates Food Bank, said: âThe 100 Million Meals Campaign, the largest donation campaign in the region, has been a model of charitable support and inclusive humanitarian, regardless of ethnicity, religion or We are honored to lead the distribution operations in the United Arab Emirates, in collaboration with the organizers, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, and in coordination with other establishments charities and humanitarian organizations across the country. ”
Al Hajri added, âWe have launched the distribution in accordance with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, that the crises reveal the true values ââof the people. and companies, and the guidance of his wife HH Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Arab Emirates Food Bank, to ensure that essential non-perishable food items reach families and individuals in need, wherever they are.
Sara Al Nuaimi, Director of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative, said: âThe successful distribution of over 10.8 million meals in different regions of the UAE is due to the critical support of the UAE Food Bank Arab Emirates, who previously played a key logistical role in the 10 million meals, launched by HH Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum in 2020 in solidarity with families and low-income people affected by the COVID pandemic- 19. ”
Al Nuaimi added: âWith the growing international attention given to the fight against hunger and the heightened awareness of the concept of food security to include low-income and needy people, the 100 Million Meals Campaign is a direct response reaching beneficiaries. This resulted in a social movement of support, whether through donations or volunteering. The commitment of 1,060 UAE community volunteers to support the distribution of food packages catalyzed the completion of operations.
The 100 Million Meals Campaign continues its distribution of food aid in several countries, ensuring that AED 216 million of food aid reaches beneficiaries in more than 30 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Asia , Europe and South America.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives organized the 100 Million Meals Campaign during the holy month of Ramadan in 2021 to feed the needy and provide food assistance to the poor and help provide a food safety net in low income communities.
The campaign falls under the Humanitarian Aid and Relief pillar, which is one of the five main pillars that make up the work of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, and represents a practical response to one of the greatest challenges facing the world. today – hunger. and malnutrition.