There were also 125,574 calls for reporting incidents and the Municipality responded to 100% of these reports within the stipulated period. They have been opened in Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah, with an aim to reduce wastage of surplus food in eateries and feed the needy in more locations. Volunteers will also be trained on health and safety standards, providing support on-ground at UAE Food Bank locations and cooled storage. By continuing to use our website you consent to cookies being used. Open UAE Food Bank branches inside and outside the UAE, in order to deliver meals to as many underprivileged people as possible. Dubai Municipality is preparing to launch the 14th Food Safety Conference virtually using smart means during 29-30 November 2020, under the slogan “Building resilient and sustainable food systems.” The conference aims to discuss ideas and practices that contribute to building sustainable food systems to ensure the formation of a comprehensive and flexible food supply chain […], As of the third quarter of 2020, Dubai Municipality Call Center received 615,350 calls on its toll-free number 800900, which included 124,006 enquiries regarding Covid-19 pandemic, especially related to the Municipality’s areas of work. Both on your website and other media. The organisation operating under the umbrella of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives collects surplus fresh and canned food which is then distributed within the country in cooperation with local and international food establishments and charitable and humanitarian organisations. Version: V1.0. All Rights Reserved. The UAE Food Bank is delivering 500kg of food to needy recipients every day across its six branches in the country. and […], Dubai Municipality, in cooperation with the Ministry of Works in the Emirate of Sharjah, distributed the Bunyan cards to 176 employees of the Ministry, as part of the Municipality’s embodiment of the directives of the wise leadership aimed at providing means of happiness and a decent life for all citizens of the country, as well […]. 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. The UAE Food Bank collects surplus fresh and canned food which is then distributed to those in need, both in and outside of the UAE. It is the first Food Bank in the United Arab Emirates. There are currently three food banks in Dubai; in Al Quoz, Al Muhaisnah-2 and Al Bada’a, with further banks in Umm Al Quwaim, Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman. – For more about Dubai straight to your newsfeed, follow us on Facebook. © Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2020. This section is about Living in UAE and essential information you cannot live without. The UAE Food Bank is a non-profit charitable organisation launched on January 4 back in 2017 and has since launched three operation sites with the latest being in Al Muhaisnah-2 in Dubai. Against these figures, there are about 1 billion hungry people in the world. Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the UAE Food Bank Board of Trustees, spoke during the opening ceremony. “Through this institution, we aim to involve the largest number of community organisations and volunteers in a new charity system,” said Dawoud Al Hajri, director general of Dubai Municipality and deputy chairman of UAE Food Bank. Terms of Use This site is maintained by Dubai Municipality. > Sign up for FREE to get exclusive updates that you are interested in, The UAE Food Bank launches third site in Dubai, There's a five-day weekend coming up in the UAE, from December 1, The hottest restaurants, bars and clubs opening in Dubai in 2020, Dubai’s best Christmas Day brunches under Dhs500, including drinks, Sheikh Mohammed announces new 10 year UAE golden visa categories. The UAE Food Bank is a charitable organisation, launched in 2017 under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI). The UAE Food bank is one of the country’s best humanitarian initiatives. The UAE Food Bank seeks to immortalise these values in future generations by engaging community-based volunteers and organisations so that the … To entrench the values of social responsibility and volunteerism in the moral code of institutions and individuals by initiating sustainable partnerships with food and hospitality sector entities such as restaurants, supermarkets and hotels, and by raising awareness of the importance of volunteering with the UAE Food Bank at any stage, including collecting, storing or distributing meals. They have been opened in Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah, with an aim to reduce wastage of surplus food in eateries and feed the needy in more locations. These cookies are used to improve your experience and provide more personalized service to you. To solidify the social value of sustainability, and reduce excessive food waste, through awareness campaigns that highlight the importance of preserving the UAE’s natural resources for future generations. The GLFB coordinates, funds, and supports local food pantries, shelters, and community kitchens. Since its inception it has collected and distributed around 4,500 tonnes of food. Copyright © Dubai Municipality. The UAE Food Bank is also looking to develop its network to include a large number of partnerships as well as to build regional and international partnerships. 517-485-1202 330 Marshall Street Suite 102 Lansing, MI 48912 The Dubai Municipality will provide operational support following an internationally standardised process of food collection, packaging, storage and distribution. 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