Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launches first UAE Food Bank
Date: 17-01-2017

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, dedicated his Accession Day, January 4th, to the launching of the UAE Food Bank, a non-profit charitable organisation committed to distributing food to those in need while eliminating food waste.

The UAE Food Bank will collaborate with local authorities as well as local and international charities to introduce a comprehensive ecosystem improving the efficiency of food storage, packaging and distribution. It will partner with food producers such as hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and farms to store and package excess fresh food effectively. It will then work with volunteers and partners to distribute the well-packaged food within and outside of the UAE. In addition to its philanthropic vision, the initiative also aims to position Dubai as the first city in the region to achieve zero food waste.