Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group donated AED1 million to the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign that aims to provide food parcels for disadvantaged individuals and families across 30 countries during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The donation will help provide one million meals to beneficiaries across the Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America, after the strategic campaign partner Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCH) expanded its food relief operations to a new list of countries.
Donations continue to pour in from companies, businessmen and individuals inside and outside the UAE to provide food parcels that empower people in need to prepare their own meals throughout the holy month of Ramadan.
His Excellency Buti Al Mulla, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group, lauded the humanitarian ideals of the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign.
“The ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign is an extension of the UAE’s deeply-rooted humanitarian initiatives. Food support for those in need across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America is a step in combating the pressing challenge of hunger worldwide. The campaign reiterates the firm approach of UAE in dealing with humanitarian crises and reflects its constant endeavor to be a global philanthropic pioneer.”
He added, “Our AED1 million donation aims to give back to society and fulfill our national responsibilities to support the nation’s efforts in philanthropy, which the UAE leadership attaches great importance to.”
Al Mulla noted that “we expect the campaign to succeed beyond expectations, especially in light of the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which drives us towards more compassion and giving. The UAE’s late founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan cultivated the values of compassion throughout his lifetime and during his visits inside and outside the country. As citizens and residents, we must follow his footsteps.”
A Partnership for Good
Food parcels are distributed in an integrated network of collaborations between the campaign’s organizer the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), the UN World Food Programme, Food Banking Regional Network, the MBRCH, and humanitarian organizations in beneficiary countries.
Companies and individuals can donate to the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign in four simple ways. First, on the campaign website www.100millionmeals.ae; second, by making a transfer to the designated bank account through Dubai Islamic Bank (AE08 0240 0015 2097 7815 201); third, by sending “Meal” on SMS to the UAE specified numbers (Du or Etisalat) listed on the campaign’s website; and fourth, by contacting the campaign call center on the toll-free number 8004999.