Dr. Abdulkader Al Sankari And Sons Donate Dhs2 Million To Provide 250,000 Meals In Support Of The ’10 Million Meals’ Campaign
The campaign is receiving thousands of financial donations through website, SMS, bank transfer and call center
Donations for the ‘10 million meals’ campaign, the UAE’s biggest food distribution drive, continue to come in from businessmen, companies, institutions and individuals across the UAE. Dr. Abdulkader Al Sankari, the Chairman of Sankari Investment Group, and his sons made a preliminary contribution of AED2 million.
In contribution to the campaign that was launched under the directiveness of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and led by his wife Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of UAE Food Bank, the amount donated by Dr. Abdulkader Al Sankari and his sons will provide 250,000 meals and food parcels to communities affected the most by the coronavirus across the country, throughout the Holy month of Ramadan.The largest food distribution drive organized by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, in cooperation with the Community Solidarity Fund Against COVID-19. The campaign and the supporting institutes are making sure that the contributions of all donors with be distributed to the needy amongst the country, according to an integrated logistical support network and a detailed database of the various cases in need of support.
The campaign aims to provide food security and nutritional support to the groups most affected by the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, in conjunction with Ramadan, the Holy month of giving.
The country of giving
In a statement, Dr. Abdulkader Al Sankari said, “The UAE is proving day after day that it is a nation of giving with qualitative humanitarian initiatives for its wise leadership.”
He added: “The ‘10 million meals’ campaign launched by Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is proof that the UAE is always proactive in extending a helping hand to all in need, despite all the circumstances and challenges.
“We are behind the wise leadership of the Emirates in all its steps, with all the money, effort, time and experience that we have, because we lived on this good land and benefited from it, and we must now come together to overcome all challenges.”
Sankari Investment is owned by ‘The Paris Group International LLC’ business house, which was established in the UAE in 1983 by Dr. Abdulkader Sankari. It has branches in Asia and most European countries. In 2009 its group won the award for the best retail company in the country.
Four ways to donate
Individuals and entities can make financial or in-kind donations to provide food assistance to people in need as part of the ’10 million meals’ campaign.
Donors can purchase a preferred number of meals online at www.10millionmeals.ae to be distributed to disadvantaged individuals and families across the country. They can also donate via SMS (Etisalat and Du) to numbers listed on the website.
Donors can make a transfer to ’10 million meals’ campaign bank account at Dubai Islamic Bank with IBAN no.:AE430240001580857000001.
For in-kind contributions, donors have the chance to provide packaged or canned food supplies or arrange food parcels for distribution through directly contacting the campaign’s organizing team on the toll-free number 8004006.