The Food and Beverage Business Group, under the umbrella of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recently launched “Wafaa,” a food donation initiative in which people package and deliver essential food items to the less fortunate.
The group is partnering with the Beit Al Khair Society on the initiative.
The launch of Wafaa, which means giving back to society, was announced during a ceremony at Dubai Chamber involving Atiq Juma Nasib, senior vice president of the Dubai Chamber Commercial Services Sector; Saleh Abdullah Lootah, chairman of the Food and Beverage Business Group; and Saeed Mubarak Almazrooei, deputy executive manager of Beit Al Khair Society Dubai.
The first Wafaa initaitive will receive committed food donations from Dubai Refreshments (Pepsi), Unilever, Unikai, Al Islami Foods, Emirates Macaroni Factory, United Foods, Al Rawdah Foods and Al Barakah Dates Factory.
“In its first year, a good number of member companies have participated in such a short notice, which is a great inspiration for all of us to do more for the needy,” Lootah said. “I take this opportunity to thank all participating companies and those who committed support to the Wafaa program.”
The program will run throughout the year and support various charity projects organized by the Beit Al Khair Society.