DUBAI, 26 MAR, 2023 (WAM) – The “One Billion Table” campaign by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aims to send the largest food fund. Ramadan sustainable food aid, up to AED 247 million registered, one week after the launch.
Campaign donations were received from 13,220 major contributors, individuals, businesses, and managers in the public and private sectors.
Among them, 13,195 employees donated through smart channels.
The project is an example of the campaign’s values of the United Arab Emirates of generosity and generosity, and the community’s response to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed’s call to help those in need.
Mohammad Al Gergawi, Secretary General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative, said: “One Billion Tables in the campaign of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opening his vision to support charitable efforts, opening the door around the world in the hope of making On the other side, brilliant We see the UAE community’s response as a reflection of your values of giving and generosity, and a testament to your sense of moral responsibility towards global efforts to eradicate hunger around the world.
“The campaign paves the way for a new concept of sustainable and impactful charity work in a way that meets the specific needs of the poor population. The food aid donation fund created under the campaign is a milestone in humanitarian efforts. from the UAE .
“The kind of contribution our community can make, with 13,220 contributors donating AED 247 million in one week, is not new to our community. We are sure that more donations will follow in the coming days,” he concluded.
Organized by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiative, the “1 Billion Tables” campaign aims to create sustainable solutions and effective policies to fight and eradicate hunger, and to support vulnerable groups around the world.
The 1 Billion Meals campaign continues to welcome donations and contributions to the endowment fund from organizations and individuals through five main channels, including the campaign website (www.1billionmeals.ae), as well as the call center through a dedicated toll-free number (800 9999).
Donations are also possible through bank transfers in UAE Dirham to the campaign bank account number with Emirates NBD (AE30 0260 0010 1533 3439 802).
SMS donations give contributors the option to donate AED 1 daily per monthly subscription, texting the word “Food” to 1020 for du users, or 1110 to Etisalat for e& users. Those who wish to donate to the campaign through the DubaiNow app can do so by clicking on the “Donations” tab.
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The “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign builds on the success of the previous food aid campaign, which was under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for three years, starting from Ramadan 2020 with “10 million meals”, which was the first and largest show of solidarity of its kind, supporting the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic within the UAE. This was followed by the “100 Million Amen” campaign in 2021, the largest food aid in the Arab region, in Africa and Asia, in the Arab countries. Last year, “Billion Meals” was the largest of its kind regionally, providing 1 billion meals in 50 countries.
In addition to establishing the UAE’s leadership in humanitarian work, regionally and internationally, and in light of the community’s solidarity with the needy without discrimination, the campaign helps establish the role of the endowment as a development tool that ensures sustainable charity and contributes to global work. The Sustainable Development Goals mandate the eradication of conflict and hunger.