With Ramadan coming up, the Dubai government has pledged to provide 10 million meals or food parcels to communities affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The news was announced by HH Sheikh Mohammed on Twitter. And Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum will be leading the campaign during the Holy Month.
Sheikh Mohammed also added
“Providing food for everyone, with the approach of the Holy Month of Ramadan, is a social priority in our battle against the pandemic. The crisis revealed our country’s authenticity and deeply-rooted generosity. In the UAE, no one sleeps hungry or in need. No one is left.”
How it works
The nationwide campaign lets people and businesses donate money towards cooked meals and food supplies for hard-hit families and individuals. There are four ways to help out and donate.
Or you can donate via sending the word “Meal” by SMS (Etisalat & Du) to the UAE numbers listed below:
Send the word “Meal” by SMS to: 1034 to donate one meal with a cost of Dh8. Send the word “Meal” by SMS to: 1035 to donate five meals with a cost of Dh40. Send the word “Meal” by SMS to: 1036 to donate 10 meals with a cost of Dh80. Send the word “Meal” by SMS to: 1037 to donate 20 meals with a cost of Dh160. Send the word “Meal” by SMS to: 1038 to donate 50 meals with a cost of Dh500.
You can also make a bank transfer to the 10 million meals campaign at Dubai Islamic Bank with IBAN no : AE430240001580857000001.
Or, you can donate directly with food supplies and parcels. Call this toll-free number 8004006 for details on how to do that.