Food bank in the United Arab Emirates will receive food surpluses from new partners


Dubai: The UAE Food Bank announced on Wednesday that it has signed several strategic partnership agreements with a number of companies participating in the 27th edition of Gulfood, the world’s largest food and beverage sourcing event to be held in Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC).

The agreements, which support the UAE Food Bank’s initiative to ensure the efficient distribution of surplus food, were signed with Arab India Spices, Pure Food Processing Industries LLC, TANMIAH Food Company, Global Food Industries LLC, International Beverage Filling Industries LLC, LA LORRAINE BAKERY MIDDLE EAST DMCC and Emirates Macaroni Factory LLC.

Dawoud Al Hajri, Deputy Chairman of the Board of UAE Food Bank and Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Municipality, witnessed the signing of the agreements at Gulfood 2022, attended by members of the UAE Food Board Bank as well as civil servants and department directors.

Al Hajri stressed the importance of partnering with establishments to strengthen charity work in the UAE and encourage community involvement in reducing food waste and distributing surplus food.

Reduce waste

He expressed his gratitude to everyone involved in supporting the charity initiative for their efforts to realize the vision of His Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy -President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, and Chairman of the Board of the United Arab Emirates Food Bank, to establish an integrated humanitarian system that promotes social solidarity and reduces food waste by distributing the excess food.

As part of its sustainable approach, the UAE Food Bank brings together a large number of establishments and volunteers to participate in the initiative and works actively to instil selfless values ​​in the community, like the founding founders of the United Arab Emirates, added Al Hajri.

The Vice Chairman of the UAE Food Bank Board stressed that the bank, one of the largest humanitarian initiatives in the country, reflects the generosity of the people of the country. Guided by the vision of UAE leaders, the UAE Food Bank seeks to embed a strong culture of giving into the community.


In line with the agreements, the companies will provide surplus food to the UAE Food Bank and train volunteers on the best methods to store and preserve surplus food in accordance with safety and hygiene practices.

According to the agreements, surplus food donated by companies must comply with the Bank’s guidelines, while stored and packaged food must meet food safety and hygiene requirements set by Dubai Municipality. In addition, the agreements stipulate that companies must provide the Bank with information on the quantity and sustainability of food surpluses.

The UAE Food Bank plans to convert six of its branches into institutions capable of training young volunteers to promote charitable and voluntary work in the community.

Operating under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, the UAE Food Bank operates within an integrated system that relies on multiple partners, including volunteers, donor institutions and community organizations. supervision to ensure the safe supply and distribution of surplus food. The food is distributed in cooperation with a network of local and international food establishments and humanitarian organizations.

The Bank is seeking to continue expanding its network of regional and international partnerships to ensure the supply of food surpluses to the Bank’s centers and branches, both inside and outside the country.


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