The UAE Food Bank has announced that it has collected 2,160 tonnes of food and signed agreements with 35 foodstuff producers, 13 charities and three sponsors since its launch last year.
The announcement was made during the meeting of the bank's board of trustees, state news agency WAM reported.
The bank also revealed its plans for the holy month of Ramadan that includes distribution of 500 Suhoor meals to labourers on a daily basis in association with the Community Development Authority and a number of government entities.
The bank will also work with its partners to provide 1,500 snack meals, 500 meals for the RTA's bus drivers and 700 meals to labour camps on a daily basis from Zabeel Palace Hospitality.
The plan also features programmes to raise the public awareness on the importance of rational food consumption, WAM said.
Dawood Al Hajri, director-general of Dubai Municipality and the bank's chairman, also pointed out that the bank's 2018 plans focus on establishing food collection centres across the emirates, in association with the local authorities.
"The first centre has been established in the emirate of Ajman in association with the Humaid bin Rashid Charity Establishment and Ajman Municipality and the second one is scheduled to be opened in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah during this Ramadan," he said.
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