UAE Food Bank distributes over 10 million meals in 2021

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The UAE Food Bank has distributed more than 10 million meals to people in need across the world in the previous year, with 32 tonnes of food parcels, equivalent to 32,000 meals, donated to Senegal and the Philippines. 

Under the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, the UAE Food Bank organised 51 events and workshops in 2021 and participated in many global and humanitarian events.

The Food Bank also set up 104 fridges in various areas across the UAE to collect individual donations, with a total of 1,550 tonnes of food distributed in Dubai alone.

In cooperation with the Friends of Cancer Patients Association, the UAE Food Bank donated to eligible cancer patients and their families. It also carried out several community initiatives for children of determination.

More than 50,000 meals have also been given out in cooperation with Expo 2020 Dubai.

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