UAE Food Bank and Dubai Cares to benefit from Choithrams “Double Blessings” Campaign
Dubai, 27 March, 2023: Popular community supermarket brand Choithrams announces “Double Blessings,” an annual campaign supporting Dubai Cares, a civil society organization formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications and UAE Food Bank, the first food bank in the country.
In its second year, the ‘Double Blessings’ Ramadan campaign is expected to bring the community together in Dubai and the Northern Emirates as well as Abu Dhabi and Al Ain in the spirit of giving for four weeks between March 20 to April 13, 2023.
At Choithrams retail and online stores as well as on popular delivery will be able to purchase ready-to eat meals for AED 10 and boxes of essential rations for AED 20, to be donated to UAE Food Bank. Additionally, proceeds from the sale will be handed over to Dubai Cares to ensure school meals are provided to hundreds of children in vulnerable communities.
Abdulla Ahmed Alshehhi, Chief Operating Officer at Dubai Cares, said, “Choithrams has walked with Dubai Cares since its inception, and now with the “Double Blessings” campaign, we write a new chapter in our journey. We call on the UAE community at large, well-known for their benevolence, to give generously and create a positive impact through our programs reaching over 21 million beneficiaries in 60 developing countries.”
L.T. Pagarani, Chairman of Choithrams Group, said, “Encouraged by the outstanding support of our generous customers, partners, stakeholders and staff, we are bringing back “Double Blessings” Ramadan campaign to spread goodness this Ramadan, not just among the vulnerable communities in the UAE, but overseas as well.”
Manal Obaid Yaroof, Head of UAE Food Bank Committee, said, “Working alongside our valued partners like Choithrams, we are creating meaningful interactions and positive impact this Ramadan. Every donation is a blessing for the most vulnerable sections of the community.”
Dubai Cares and UAE Food Bank are part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives.
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About Dubai Cares:
Since its inception in 2007, Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has been working towards providing children and youth in developing countries with access to quality education through the design and funding of programs that aim to be impactful, sustainable and scalable. To date, the UAE-based global philanthropic organization has successfully launched education programs reaching over 21 million beneficiaries in 60 developing countries.
Dubai Cares plays a key role in helping achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all, and promote lifelong learning by 2030, by supporting programs in early childhood development, access to quality primary and secondary education, technical and vocational education and training for youth as well as a particular focus on education in emergencies and protracted crises. Moreover, Dubai Cares adopts a strategic approach to improve student enrollment and learning outcomes through an integrated school health and nutrition model that is made up of school-based deworming activities, school feeding, and WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) in schools.
Dubai Cares is a member of the United Nations Department of Global Communications (UN DGC), as well as a registered non-government organization under IACAD, the charitable activities regulator in Dubai. The UAE-based global philanthropic organization is authorized to raise funds through direct donations and fundraising campaigns, as well as process all permit approvals with IACAD.
Volunteerism is a powerful tool to Dubai Cares in order to engage people in tackling development challenges. Dubai Cares rallies the UAE wider community through a large spectrum of volunteering and awareness initiatives that are linked to its global mandate.
To learn more, please visit www.dubaicares.ae
About UAE Food Bank
The UAE Food Bank is a non-profit charitable organisation launched January 4th 2017 under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI).
It is committed to distributing food to those in need while eliminating food waste by collaborating with local authorities, as well as local and international charities, to create a comprehensive ecosystem to efficiently store, package and distribute excess fresh food from hotels, restaurants and supermarkets. It is the first Food Bank in the United Arab Emirates.