Al Islami Foods partners with UAE Food Bank to distribute meals

UAE Food Bank the non-profit charitable organization under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI)

  
  • The initiative is also in association with The School of Culinary and Finishing Arts Dubai (SCAFA)
  • Donations began from the first day of the Ramadan Season with an aim of distributing twenty-eight thousand meals  

Dubai, UAE - Al Islami Foods, the UAE’s preferred frozen food production company in association with UAE Food Bank has launched a food donation initiative for the Holy Month of Ramadan. The initiative involves the donation of Iftar Boxes every day to multiple labour camps across the city for the entire Holy Month.

Al Islami Foods will act as the provider of all the required ingredients for all the meals that will be prepared by the budding chefs in training from The School of Culinary and Finishing Arts Dubai. Also partnering with this initiative were well known brands such as Caeser Catering, Aliya trading, West Zone, Farzana Trading, Al Ghuhair, STC traders, Modern Bakery and Lulu Hypermarket. The brands aim’s at arranging over 28000 meals for beneficiaries that include laborers and workers.

The agreement between Al Islami and UAE Food Bank is aimed at establishing a culture of giving and social solidarity and strengthening the role of society in helping others,” said Noora Abdulla Al Shamsi, Head of Permits and Applied Nutrition Section.

She pointed out that this agreement comes from the keenness of Dubai Municipality and the UAE Food Bank to enhance the principle of cooperation with the charity sponsors in the Emirate of Dubai.

“It is also in line with the Food Bank’s endeavor to activate the community service role of private sector companies as well as to promote volunteerism by encouraging people to engage in the programs of the Food Bank in a manner dedicated to the concept of sustainability,” said Al Shamsi.

Sharing his thoughts on the initiative Marwan Al Garem, CEO of Al Islami Foods shared, “Food brings people together, and at Al Islami we wish to continue our legacy of warming hearts, minds and dinner tables through our products. As a local entity, we wish to give back to our community during the holy month of Ramadan, by providing Iftar meal boxes to workers across the city, and spread the warmth and joy that has driven our purpose from the very beginning”.

Under the agreement, Al Islami Foods will also transport the food using refrigerated vehicles and distribute them in accordance with the requirements and standards of health and safety issued by the municipality.

Al Islami Foods has a rich heritage of warming dinner tables and enriching family gatherings for over 40 years. Based in Dubai, the brand continues its legacy of supplying superior halal meat and quality frozen food to families and children across the region.

Also commenting on the partnership, Sajiv Raghavan from UAE Food Bank said, “We are happy to have partnered with Al Islami Foods for the Ramadan initiative who have been a major supporter to make this initiative a big success”

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About Al Islami Foods:

Al Islami Foods is a Dubai-based provider of quality halal products with a rich heritage dating back to 1970. Al Islami Foods supplies over 100 frozen products under three brands to cater to various market segments including: Al Islami which includes chicken, processed products (e.g. burgers, nuggets and franks) and other frozen products (e.g. vegetables, French fries, seafood and fruit), Greens covering frozen vegetables and Aladdin a specific children’s range of frozen products. The company operates through two warehouses and employs over 350 people with a manufacturing facility located in Al Hamriyah Freezone in the UAE.

Al Islami Foods uses the most advanced technology to produce foods that are healthy and nutritious. In 2016 Al Islami launched the Al Islami Kids’ Club to encourage children to adopt good eating habits by making the preparation of healthy food a fun activity and an easy option for parents. The company’s aim is to bring families together to enjoy good quality home cooking with their halal meat products. Further details on the company and its offerings can be found on https://alislamifoods.com/

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