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Emirates Food Bank announced the launch of the “One Million Surplus Meals” campaign, which aims to provide nutritional support to those in need. Cabinet and ruler of Dubai, God bless him, to provide food support to the poor and needy in 50 countries.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum wrote on Twitter yesterday: “Sheikh Hind Bint Maktoum launched an initiative today at the Food Bank, which she leads, to save one million meals from excess food and distribute them needy during Ramadan in cooperation with 200 hotels and food centers.37 million beneficiaries.From the food bank since its inception .. Hind is a model .. Hind is benevolent and giver .. Hind is a friend and companion on the path of goodness.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai “More than 37 million food bank beneficiaries. Since its inception locally and globally, 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.”
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 from Surplus” campaign aims to provide 33,000 meals a day 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 for the conversion of food waste that is not suitable for consumption after sorting into organic fertilizers and biofuels from processed cooking oils, in collaboration with the initial company “Relube”, which specializes in economics applications circular, recycling and conversion of surpluses. food in organic compost to end food waste.
Daoud Al Hajri, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Food Bank, said: bin Rashid Al Maktoum, God bless him, gives her performance a new impetus to reach the guidance of His Highness.
He added: “We are collaborating with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives to achieve the humanitarian goals of the Billion Meals Initiative by providing food support to the needy and the poor. We are also organizing, as part of the One Million Meals with surplus food, four targeted sub-initiatives that support the achievement of a food safety net to help those in need.
The “Food Suplus” campaign includes 4 sub-initiatives, namely “Kitchens of Goodness”, 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 gaining 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 within the meals kept safely and healthily to preserve its nutrients, and then delivered 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 their processing by the developing fertilizer company “Relube” and recycles them into biofuels from processed cooking oils and fertilizers. organics that are useful in fertilization. green spaces and cultures.
According to Relube statistics, a surplus of one million meals can cover 1.25 million square feet of farmland with organic fertilizers, reserve landfills equivalent to 625,000 kilograms of waste and provide 160,000 liters of biofuel.
The Al Meer Ramadan initiative collects staple foods from cooperatives, supermarkets and retail stores in Emirates Food Bank warehouses, then packs them in baskets containing the basic food needed to prepare meals and then distributes them to beneficiaries.
The Ramadan Fruit and Vegetable Basket Initiative specializes in preparing baskets that include vegetables and fruits, in collaboration with the “One Million Meals Surplus” campaign partners, and then distributing them to individuals and families in need.
Global 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 depletion. of more water and land resources Agriculture and labor and climate pollution with emissions, while a quarter of the food lost each year can feed more than 870 million people.
The Billion Meals Initiative continues to receive donations through four approved channels, which are the website www.1billionmeals.ae and the bank transfer to the One Billion Meals Initiative account at the approved account number: AE300260001015333439802 at Emirates NBD in United Arab Emirates dirhams.
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 “One Billion Meals” initiative at 8009999.
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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