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UAE Food Bank opens branches in Ajman, RAK

DUBAI, May 8, 2019

The UAE Food Bank said that the number of operational sites of the Food Bank has become five after the opening of branches in Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman.

"We are striving to achieve the vision of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to make the Bank an integrated humanitarian system that enhances the spirit of mutual support and cooperation in the community by taking advantage of the surplus food within a sustainable organizational framework so that all citizens and residents are an active part of this charitable and humanitarian approach, as well as contributing to food security by reducing wastage of food,” said Dawoud Al Hajri, director general of Dubai Municipality and deputy chairman of the Board of Trustees.

He praised the efforts and achievements of the UAE Food Bank, which resulted in the distribution of 7,943 tons of food since the start of the bank in 2017 until the end of April 2019, the signing of agreements with 50 food establishments, 13 charities and three partnerships with other food banks in the Arab world.
 
During the same period, Food Bank fridges were distributed, including 80 fridges in Dubai's mosques, 10 in Ajman and 10 in Ras Al Khaimah.

Al Hajri explained that since its inauguration, the UAE Food Bank Food Bank has to its credit a number of outstanding achievements. “Since the beginning of 2019 until the end of April, the Food Bank has distributed 554 tons of food. The Bank had distributed a total of 2,645 tons of food in 2018, while the amount of food distributed in 2017 was 2,142 tons,” he said. – TradeArabia News Service




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