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Thousands of families in UAE to receive Ramadan food boxes from Emirates Foundation

'Ramadan Food Aid' campaign will offer more than 16,000 boxes packed and distributed by its volunteers to the relevant families.

Thousands of families in UAE to receive Ramadan food boxes from Emirates Foundation

Volunteers engage in the Ramadan Food Aid initiative

Emirates Foundation has launched its ‘Ramadan Food Aid’ campaign for this year to contribute to help those directly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Despite Ramadan arriving this year with unusual circumstances, thousands of underprivileged families around the UAE will be receiving Ramadan food boxes from Emirates Foundation.

In partnership with FAB, and throughout the holy month, the ‘Ramadan Food Aid’ campaign will offer more than 16,000 boxes packed and distributed by its volunteers to the relevant families.

Mohanna Al Mheiri, chief of staff at Emirates Foundation said: “Emirates Foundation aims to bring together the efforts of the private and public sectors and strengthen their roles in supporting communities in the UAE amid the Covid-19 crisis.

"We highly appreciate the efforts of First Abu Dhabi Bank, Lulu Exchange, the participating community centers, and the network of volunteers who are determined to do their utmost to support those most impacted by Covid-19.”

Hana Al Rostamani, deputy CEO and group head of Personal Banking at FAB, said: “We are humbled to be able to work with the Emirates Foundation at this special time of the year to support such a crucial humanitarian effort in our community.

"With so much of our daily life disrupted this Ramadan, it is more important than ever that people remain united under the present circumstances, and reach out to those that can benefit from our support the most.”

The initiative is powered by Lulu Exchange, who is handling the packaging and allocation of these boxes hand in hand with Emirates Foundation volunteers, and handing them off to distribution networks with access to the targeted communities.

Adeeb Ahamed, MD, LuLu Financial Group, said, “We are happy to associate with the UAE-Volunteers campaign launched by Emirates Foundation, by providing volunteering support in delivering food boxes to communities displaced by the Covid-19 pandemic.

"As a responsible corporate, we have always believed in the idea of giving back to society and consider it our duty to be of service to the country during these trying times.”

The ‘Ramadan Food Aid’ campaign launched by Emirates Foundations reflects the importance of unifying efforts and showing solidarity between different entities and the communities we live in to help overcome the challenges arising during the current stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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