Dubai: Al Rostamani Group, one of the largest and oldest business conglomerates in the UAE, donated Dh10 million to the UAE’s ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign that aims to provide food parcels for disadvantaged individuals and families across 30 countries during Ramadan.
The Group’s donation will help provide 10 million meals as food distribution has already begun in several countries in the campaign that aims to reach low-income families, orphans, widows and refugees in 30 countries across the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe and South America.
Marwan Abdullah Al Rostamani, chairman of Al Rostamani Group, noted that the contribution to the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign is in line with the Group’s commitment to take part in national humanitarian initiatives, the most recent of which is this campaign that encourages giving during Ramadan.
It also falls within the Group’s CSR activities to support the less fortunate, and translate the humanitarian values of the UAE, said a press release.
“The UAE’s humanitarian initiatives, which keep growing in scope year after year, reflect the country’s relief and humanitarian aid priorities. Participating in such noble endeavours is the least we can do at Al Rostamani Group as a token of gratitude to the nation, and its leadership that inspires and encourages people to donate and help people in need.”
To reach as many beneficiaries as possible, the campaign’s organiser the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) is collaborating with the UN World Food Programme, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, Food Banking Regional Network, and local humanitarian organisations in beneficiary countries to distribute food parcels.
Donations to the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign can be made through four simple ways: website, SMS, bank transfer and call Centre.
Entities and individuals can donate as little as Dh10 to provide 10 meals, rising to AED500, through the campaign’s website www.100millionmeals.ae.
A bank transfer also enables people inside and outside the UAE to donate through Dubai Islamic Bank (AE080240001520977815201).
Companies and people in the UAE can donate by sending “Meal” on SMS to the specified numbers (Du or Etisalat) listed on the website, while big monetary donations can be made by reaching out to the campaign call centre on the toll-free number 8004999.
Low-income individuals and families in 30 countries, including Somalia, Sudan, Egypt, Angola, Ghana, Uganda, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, Tunisia, Jordan, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Palestine, Kenya, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Burundi, Benin, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Brazil, and Kosovo, will receive food aid throughout the Holy month of Ramadan, as part of the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign.