UAE Food Bank initiative to expand into Ajman

Non-profit charitable organisation plans to distribute 800 hot meals weekly to needy families in emirate
By Sam Bridge
Mon 14 May 2018 02:18 PM

The UAE Food Bank is expanding its operations to Ajman which will see the non-profit charitable organisation distribute 800 hot meals weekly to needy families.

Sheikha Azza Al Nuaimi, director-general of the Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Charity Foundation, said the food delivery will make its Ajman debut as part of the Year of Zayed in 2018, state news agency WAM reported.

The UAE Food Bank collected more than 600 tonnes of food last year benefiting more than 80,000 workers, 12,000 families, in addition to distributing 170,000 cooked meals.

The UAE Food Bank was launched last year by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in conjunction with the celebrations marking the 11th anniversary of his Accession Day.

The bank collects surplus fresh and canned food from hotels, restaurants, hospitality establishments, farms, food factories and food product markets in accordance with the approved health and safety standards in Dubai and distribute them inside and outside the country in cooperation with a network of local and international charity and humanitarian organisations.

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Last Updated: Mon 14 May 2018 02:23 PM GST

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