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Dubai-based Danube distributes AED1m worth of food to struggling families

Group is to distribute 20,000 food kits from warehouses across the UAE

Dubai-based Danube distributes AED1m worth of food to struggling families

The group is to distribute about 20,000 food kits from its warehouse facilities in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah.

Dubai-based Danube Group  is to donate AED1 million worth of food kits across the UAE to families struggling financially from the economic fall-out of coronavirus.

The group is to distribute about 20,000 food kits from its warehouse facilities in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah.

The kits include rice, wheat, sugar, oil, lentils, onions, potatoes, tea and other items, designed to sustain a family in food for a month.

Rizwan Sajan, founder and chairman of Danube Group, revealed that they have received thousands of emails each day for help and has called on the rest of the business community to play a part in assisting those in need.

“With the hope of not turning away anyone approaching us, without a kit, I have urged a lot of my privileged friends to be a part of this campaign and every one of them have been very supportive in doing so,” he said.

“Every Ramadan, Danube Group has had a tradition of distributing iftar meals among workers in labor camps across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah and Ajman. We distributed over 160,000 meals among the blue-collared workforce last year. Since we can’t hold such gatherings now, we had to think about a different way of serving iftar to people,” he added.

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