The UAE's Ramadan charity campaign aims to provide food support to the underprivileged and undernourished in 50 countries around the world.
The initiative was launched at the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan by the the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives.
It has started distribution in the countries in cooperation with the Food Banking Regional Network (FBRN) and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCH).
FBRN has started distributing long-term food items and food parcels with storable ingredients to the beneficiaries of the 1 Billion Meals initiative. Whereas MBRCH is distributing food parcels containing basic staples such as flour, rice, oil, sugar and dates to beneficiaries.
The 1 Billion Meals initiative provides beneficiaries with basic necessities needed for the preparation of nutritious meals or instant electronic vouchers for food supplies in cooperation with relevant local authorities in beneficiary countries.
The distribution of food parcels is made possible by the contributions and donations to the 1 Billion Meals initiative from individuals, institutions, companies and pioneers of charity and humanitarian work.
Donors can contribute to the One Billion Meals campaign through:
- the campaign’s official website: www.1billionmeals.ae
- bank transfer to the campaign’s account at Emirates NBD, number: AE300260001015333439802.
- a monthly subscription by sending “Meal” or “وجبة” via SMS to 1020 on the du network or 1110 on the Etisalat network.
- The call centre via a toll-free number 8009999.
The 1 Billion Meals initiative, the largest of its kind in the region, represents the values of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, which aims to involve everyone in charity and humanitarian work, including individuals and institutions from various sectors in the UAE and the world, with its focus on the concept of sustainable community contribution to provide food support and food security for the neediest groups, and opens the door to participation in a comprehensive social movement aimed at creating a network to support those unable to feed themselves.