“I am extremely proud to see the first branch open only three months after the announcement of the UAE Food Bank initiative in … By continuing to use our website you consent to cookies being used. The non-profit organisation partners with hotels and restaurants, food-manufacturing companies and supermarkets to take surplus food and distribute it to those in need. The UAE Food Bank is delivering 500kg of food to needy recipients every day across its six branches in the country. “Feeding others is the essence of compassion, a pillar of our Emirati values and core to Sheikh Zayed’s legacy.”, According to reports by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), nearly one-third of the world’s food is wasted annually, equivalent to about 1.3 billion tonnes of food, and approximately one trillion dollars. To find out more about the cookies and data we use, please check out our, Dear Reader, please register to read gulfnews.com, Password should have minimum 7 characters with at least one letter and number, UAE Food Bank opens third branch in Dubai’s Muhaisnah 2, Indian minister reassures expats at end of UAE visit, UAE Commemoration Day to be held without gatherings, Al Dahra, Israel's Watergen sign strategic partnership, Abu Dhabi announces new COVID-19 testing rules, UAE National Day: Dh2,000 fine for breaking rules, Abu Dhabi to be global hub for COVID-19 vaccine supply, 7-foot-high waves off UAE coast, residents warned, Second chance to avoid Dh50,000 fine in Dubai, Why Abu Dhabi residents will hear a blast in Mina Zayed, Noon paints the region yellow on Yellow Friday, UK to use competition rules to curb Google, Facebook, Argentine football legend Diego Maradona laid to rest, Trump: If Electoral College votes Biden, I will leave. Copyright © Dubai Municipality. Version: V1.0. Dubai Municipality is preparing to launch the 14th Food Safety Conference virtually using smart means during 29-30 November 2020, under the slogan “Building resilient and sustainable food systems.” The conference aims to discuss ideas and practices that contribute to building sustainable food systems to ensure the formation of a comprehensive and flexible food supply chain […], As of the third quarter of 2020, Dubai Municipality Call Center received 615,350 calls on its toll-free number 800900, which included 124,006 enquiries regarding Covid-19 pandemic, especially related to the Municipality’s areas of work. To reduce the amount of food wasted, and position Dubai to be the first city in the region to achieve zero food waste, and then expanding to the different Emirates. Dawoud Al Hajiri, deputy chairman of the Board of Trustees of the UAE Food Bank and director general of Dubai Municipality, inaugurated the Ajman branch, on Sunday, Dubai Municipality tweeted. It is the first Food Bank in the United Arab Emirates. Both on your website and other media. First UAE “Food Bank” Opens in Dubai. The organisation operating under the umbrella of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives collects surplus fresh and canned food which is then distributed within the country in cooperation with local and international food establishments and charitable and humanitarian organisations. > Sign up for FREE to get exclusive updates that you are interested in, The UAE Food Bank launches third site in Dubai, There's a five-day weekend coming up in the UAE, from December 1, The hottest restaurants, bars and clubs opening in Dubai in 2020, Dubai’s best Christmas Day brunches under Dhs500, including drinks, Sheikh Mohammed announces new 10 year UAE golden visa categories. Dubai Municipality opened the first UAE “Food Bank” recently at the Al Quoz area in Dubai. The UAE Food bank is one of the country’s best humanitarian initiatives. and They have been opened in Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah, with an aim to reduce wastage of surplus food in eateries and feed the needy in more locations. […], Dubai Municipality, in cooperation with the Ministry of Works in the Emirate of Sharjah, distributed the Bunyan cards to 176 employees of the Ministry, as part of the Municipality’s embodiment of the directives of the wise leadership aimed at providing means of happiness and a decent life for all citizens of the country, as well […]. All rights reserved. These cookies are used to improve your experience and provide more personalized service to you. There were also 125,574 calls for reporting incidents and the Municipality responded to 100% of these reports within the stipulated period. This section is about Living in UAE and essential information you cannot live without. The UAE Food Bank is a non-profit charitable organisation launched on January 4 back in 2017 and has since launched three operation sites with the latest being in Al Muhaisnah-2 in Dubai.