The “One Million Excess Meals” campaign joins the efforts of the Billion Meals initiative.

Organized by Emirates Food Bank in collaboration with nearly 200 hotel 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.

Hind bint Maktoum: 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.

Hind bint Maktoum: Excess food is enough to feed a lot, 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 cooperating 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 “Million Surplus Meals” campaign includes 4 sub-initiatives: “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 One Million Meals of Surplus campaign also offers an innovative solution to turn food waste that is not suitable for compost and biofuel consumption 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, United Arab Emirates: Emirates Food Bank announced the launch of the “One Million Surplus Meals” campaign, which aims to provide nutritional support to those in need. The Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, God bless him, to provide food support to the poor and needy in 50 countries.

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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 Meals of Surplus Food 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 for the conversion of food waste that is not suitable for consumption, as they are listed in compost and biofuel from processed cooking oils, in collaboration with the initial company “Relube”, which specializes in applications of circular economy, recycling and recycling and conversion of surplus food into organic compost to end food waste.

New momentum and 33,000 meals a day

His Excellency Daoud Al Hajri, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Food Bank, said: “The campaign for one million extra meals organized by the Emirates Food Bank has 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 “, gives her performance a new impetus to achieve, under the direction of His Highness’s wife Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Supreme Chairman of the Bank Foundation “Emirates Grocery, to provide more than 33,000 meals a day throughout the month of Ramadan. Blessed.”

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 a campaign.

One million meals from surplus food, four targeted sub-initiatives supporting the achievement of a food safety net to help those in need.

intentional 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 assembling the necessary components 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 are the foods. are prepared and then distributed to families in need and individual workers.

Regarding 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 hygienically stored foods.

It is safe to preserve its nutrients and then deliver them to beneficiaries in collaboration 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 and recycling company “Relube” into biofuel from processed cooking oils and organic fertilizer that is useful in compost. green spaces and cultures.

According to Relube statistics, an exceedance 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 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 foods 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.

Food waste worldwide

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 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.

Certified 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 to 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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