- 30 million meals distributed in partnership with 928 humanitarian and charity establishments across Egypt
Dubai, UAE: Distribution of food parcels has been complete in Egypt, providing an equivalent of 30 million meals to low-income families and underprivileged communities as part of the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign.
In partnership with the Food Banking Regional Network, 928 local humanitarian organizations and Egypt Food Bank, 504,000 beneficiaries across Egypt received parcels of easy-to-store food items including flour, sugar, rice and cooking oil to sustain them for one month.
Beneficiaries were targeted based on the databases of local charity organizations.
The distribution in Egypt is part of ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign’s massive food aid operations that aims to reach 30 countries in four continents. Food aid distribution is still underway in several countries across the world.
Sara Al Nuaimi, Director at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), said, “joining efforts in humanitarian aid is key to battling hunger and malnutrition, especially amidst the exceptional circumstances posed by the coronavirus pandemic. We saw the impact of joint work in Egypt, where humanitarian and social institutions worked together with relevant authorities and charities in an integrated network to ensure food aid reached a wide scope of beneficiaries.”
She added, “our collaboration enabled us to utilize the Food Banking Regional Network’s established field and logistics operations to ensure swift delivery of food parcels to those in need. Partnerships allow the sharing of resources and efforts to achieve impactful outcomes.”
Continuous Humanitarian Work
Dr. Moez El Shohdi, Founder and CEO of the Food Banking Regional Network, said, “through its strategic planning and efficient logistics network, the ‘100 Million Meals’ targets people in dire need and serves as a model for cross-border collaboration in 30 countries to ensure sustainability and continuity of humanitarian and charity work. The campaign is reaching individuals and families most impacted by hunger and malnutrition, which today affects more than 821 million across the globe.”
He added, “the Food Banking Regional Network is keen on boosting regional and international partnerships with humanitarian organizations, such as MBRGI, to achieve our ultimate goal of combating hunger. Our regional network is prepared to keep up efforts to support the biggest number of beneficiaries.”
The Food Banking Regional Network
Established in 2013 as a non-profit organization, the Food Banking Regional Network helped set-up tens of food banks throughout the Arab world, Africa, and Asia. As an umbrella network of food banks in 104 countries, it provides professional, financial, and logistical support to help local food banks provide food aid to those in need, eliminate hunger, and combat food waste.
The Food Banking Regional Network, which works under the slogan ‘together…against hunger’ has a unique model of food banks, and operates on a regional and international scale.
100 Million Meals
Launched in Ramadan 2021, the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign, organized by MBRGI, concluded earlier in May with collecting double its targeted donations to provide 216 million meals across 30 countries. The MBRGI is collaborating with Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, UN World Food Programme, Food Banking Regional Network, and local humanitarian and charity organizations in beneficiary countries to ensure swift and wide-reaching delivery of food aid to disadvantaged individuals and families.