Emirates News Agency – The “One Million Excess Meals” Campaign joins the efforts of the Billion Meals initiative.

Organized by Emirates Food Bank in collaboration with nearly 200 hotels and food establishments and Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives.

Hind Bint Maktoum: – More than 37 million food bank beneficiaries since its inception locally and globally, and we aim to expand the bank’s business.

– The Food Bank is one of the many humanitarian initiatives of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the role of the Bank is to consolidate the value of food nutrition and ash conservation in our country.

Excess food is enough to feed many people and the Ramadan initiative is part of the billion-dollar campaign launched by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

————————————————– ————————————————– —————————————————— —– – Nearly 200 strategic partners in the country are collaborating with the “One Million Excess Meals Campaign”.

The “One Million Surplus Meals” campaign collaborates with more than 55 hotels, 65 grocery stores, 35 supermarkets, vegetable and fruit markets, 13 charities and 10 central kitchens.

The “One Million Meals with Surplus” campaign, which includes 4 sub-initiatives, namely “Kitchens of Goodness”, the collection of leftovers prepared and suitable for consumption from breakfast buffets, the Ramadan basket for fruits and vegetables and Ramadan. More.

The “One Million Excess Meals” campaign also offers an innovative solution to turn unfit food waste into compost and biofuel in collaboration with startup Relube.

The total lost food globally is enough to feed the hungry at least 4 times.

The world sees more than 1.3 trillion kilograms of food lost each year.

DUBAI, April 13, WAM / Emirates Food Bank announced the launch of the “One Million Excess Meals” campaign, which aims to provide nutritional support to those in need. Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Governor of Dubai, “God forbid”, to provide food aid to the poor and needy in 50 countries.

Contribute to reducing hunger worldwide.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s wife, Her Highness Sheikh Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Emirati Food Bank Corporation’s Senior President, said: “More than 37 million food bank beneficiaries since the beginning of “locally and globally., and we aim to expand the bank’s business.” Her Highness added: “The Food Bank is one of the many humanitarian initiatives of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the role of the bank is to consolidate the value of food nutrition and ash conservation in our country.” Her Highness stressed that “food surplus is enough to feed many people and the Ramadan initiative is part of the billion-dollar campaign launched by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.” Collaboration and joint efforts.

The “One Million Surplus Meals” campaign, organized by Emirates Food Bank, joins the efforts of the Billion Meals initiative, the largest in the region to provide food aid to the poor and needy in 50 countries.

The “One Million Meals with Surplus” campaign aims to provide 33,000 meals daily from surplus food during the holy month of Ramadan, in collaboration with nearly 200 strategic partners from hotels, food establishments, supermarkets, vegetable and fruit markets, kitchens central and. charity instead.

The “One Million Surplus Meals” campaign collaborates with more than 55 hotels, 65 grocery stores, 35 supermarkets, vegetable and fruit markets, 13 charities and 10 central kitchens, with more than 150 volunteers taking part in its operations. direct.

The campaign also offers an innovative solution to transform unusable food waste after classification into compost and biofuel from processed cooking oils, in collaboration with start-up Relube, which specializes in circular economy applications, recycling and conversion of excess food into organic compost. end food waste.

New momentum and 33,000 meals a day.

His Excellency Daoud Al-Hajri, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Food Bank, said: The one million meal surplus campaign organized by the Emirates Food Bank joined the billions of meals initiated by His Highness the Sheikh Mohammed. bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, God bless him. His performance gives a new impetus to achieve, under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s wife, Her Highness Sheikh Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Supreme President of the Emirates Food Bank, to offering more than 33,000 meals a day throughout the holy month of Ramadan.

He added: We are collaborating with Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives to achieve the humanitarian goals of the One Billion Meals initiative by providing food support to the needy and the poor. As part of the Million Meals of Surplus campaign, we are also organizing four targeted sub-initiatives that support the achievement of a food safety net to assist those in need.

Deliberate sub-initiatives.

The “Food Suplus” campaign includes 4 sub-initiatives, namely “Kitchen of Kindness”, the collection of surplus food prepared and suitable for consumption from breakfast buffets, the Ramadan basket for fruits and vegetables and the Ramadan Meer.

The Conscious Kitchens initiative focuses on the use of surplus food in cooperatives, supermarkets and retail stores. Also collaborates with a range of central kitchens.

The working model of this sub-initiative is based on the collection of components needed for the preparation of specific foods after they have been filled and delivered by the initiative partners to the Emirates Food Bank warehouse, which in turn sends them to the central kitchen, where foods are. are prepared and then distributed to families in need and individual workers.

In terms of the initiative to collect surplus food prepared and suitable for consumption from the breakfast buffet, it cooperates with hotels according to the principle of “preservation of ash” to ensure that fresh food prepared by hotel chefs is not wasted and not to be used, so that it is packaged in meals that are kept safe and healthy to preserve its nutrients. , and then handed over to the beneficiaries in cooperation with the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities.

This initiative also offers an innovative and quality solution for food waste that is not suitable for consumption and transforms them after being processed by the initial fertilizer company Relube into a biofuel from processed cooking oils and an organic fertilizer that is useful in fertilization of green spaces and crops.

According to Relube statistics, a surplus of one million meals can cover 1.25 million square feet of farmland with compost, save landfills equivalent to 625,000 kilograms of waste and provide 160,000 liters of biofuel.

The Ramadan Meer Initiative collects staple foods from cooperatives, supermarkets and retail stores in Emirates Food Bank warehouses and then packs them in baskets containing the staple foods needed to prepare meals and then distributes them to beneficiaries. Vegetables specialize in making baskets Its ingredients include vegetables and fruits, in collaboration with the “Million Excessive Meals” campaign partners, and then distribute them to individuals and families in need.

Worldwide food loss.

World figures and statistics show that 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted every year, while the total value of this food waste is 1 trillion dollars, while the disposal of surplus food costs about 410 billion dollars a year, while the indirect consequences of this crisis are impoverishment. of more water resources and land Agriculture and labor and climate pollution with emissions, while a quarter of the food lost each year can feed more than 870 million people.

Approved donation mechanisms.

The “Billion Meals” Initiative continues to receive donations through four approved channels, namely the website www.1billionmeals.ae and bank transfers to the “One Billion Meals” initiative account to the approved account number: AE300260001015333439802 in Emirates NBD in Emirate Dirhams United Arab Emirates. . If you would like to donate one dirham per day to the initiative through a monthly subscription, you can send a text message with the word “Meals” or “Meals” to 1020 for network users “du” or to 1110 for network users ” Etisalat ”. Donations can also be made by contacting the call center of the “Billion Meals” initiative at 8009999.

The Billion Meals Initiative.

The “Billion Meals” initiative is organized by the “Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives”, which includes dozens of initiatives and institutions that implement charitable and humanitarian work programs around the world, in a way that supports humanitarian institutional work, achieves its sustainability. , expands its positive impact and creates a culture of hope in the region and the world and contributes to achieving the desired development for a better future.

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