The UAE Food Bank Hands Out Thousands of Meals to Dubai Labourers
The ‘Summer of Giving’ campaign has begun…
14 August 2018
Image credit: Instagram / @dubaimunicipality
This week the UAE Food Bank started to distribute meals and refreshments to Dubai workers, as the non-profit organisation set out to support those in need as part of the ‘Summer of Giving’ campaign. The food bank is a charitable initiative which collaborates with hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, farms and food manufacturing companies to collect surplus food and take it to those who need it, in the UAE and beyond.
The ‘Summer of Giving’ campaign was launched by the UAE Food Bank to provide support for labourers in Dubai, as a team of volunteers were filmed on Sunday handing meals to those from accommodations in Al Muhaisnah 2. Meals and cold drinks will also be distributed to the RTA’s housing in Al Warsan, as the team continue to help appreciative workers across the UAE.
Here the Dubai Municipality shared footage of the UAE Food Bank in action (see below):
What is the UAE Food Bank?
Still a new concept, the UAE Food Bank was introduced in 2017. The organisation seeks to eliminate food waste in the UAE, and help the less fortunate –by working with local and international charities. The UAE Food Bank further wants to spread the principle of charity and values of social responsibility, as we fully support the good purpose behind the organisation #UAEFoodBank.