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13 Mar 2024

UAE Food Bank and Ferjan Dubai announce cooperation in surplus food management to reduce waste

UAE Food Bank and Ferjan Dubai announce cooperation in surplus food management to reduce waste

The UAE Food Bank, an initiative under the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) umbrella, has entered into a collaborative agreement with Ferjan Dubai.

Under the agreement, the UAE Food Bank, in collaboration with Ferjan Dubai, will furnish informational content on its initiatives, campaigns, and programs related to reducing food waste throughout the holy month of Ramadan.

The bank shared that it is committed to managing surplus food resources and receiving media support from Ferjan.

There is also a joint commitment to coordinate efforts in raising awareness about best practices to minimise food waste and enhance the efficient utilisation of food within households.

Manal Bin-Yaarouf, Head of the Executive Team of the UAE Food Bank, and Alia Salem Alshamlan, Director of Ferjan Dubai, signed the agreement on the second day of the World Governments Summit 2024.

Bin-Yaarouf commented: “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Ferjan Dubai, a platform dedicated to fostering interaction and social communication among residents of Dubai. Ferjan Dubai will extend media support to the UAE Food Bank’s events throughout the holy month of Ramadan. This collaboration aims to actively engage with the bank in conveying its message, promoting the principles of community responsibility and volunteerism, reinforcing the importance of responsible food handling, and raising awareness among various segments of society, including youth, partners, and volunteers.”

Alia Alshamlan, Director of Ferjan Dubai, said: “We are pleased to enter into a strategic partnership with the UAE Food Bank. This will further strengthen our joint efforts in the field of community responsibility, including enhancing awareness among community members regarding the significance of preserving and food waste. Through careful collection, processing, and distribution adhering to top standards, we will ensure that surplus food reaches the beneficiaries, fostering a humanitarian value and approach to nourishment. In addition, the memorandum will contribute to the promotion of the concepts of recycling excess and non-consumable food, positively impacting environmental sustainability and reducing the carbon footprint associated with food waste.”

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