KF to deliver 1.8 million iftar meals

The Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation (KF) will deliver more than 1.8 million hot iftar meals during Ramadan as part of its Ramadan food assistance programme in the UAE.

Mohammed Haji Khoury, Director-General of the KF, told a press conference held to launch the annual humanitarian food initiative, that the programme is being implemented for the ninth consecutive year.

He said 187 coordinators and supervisors would be deployed across the country to ensure that Ramadan meals were prepared and packaged in compliance with the safe health requirements and food delivery systems. Some 24 female supervisors will be in touch with Emirati families contracted by the foundation to prepare these meals as part of its strategy to develop their capacities to become permanent small businesses.

Sixteen strategic partners and sponsors also spoke at the press conference about their role in and support for the humanitarian initiative.

Khoury said the foundation had contracted 122 Emirati families in Abu Dhabi, 86 in Al Ain, 56 in Western Region, 83 in Dubai, 48 in Sharjah, 58 in Ras Al Khaimah, 46 in Ajman, 65 in Fujairah and 23 in Umm Al Qaiwain to prepare the daily Iftar meals.