Dubai: Amazon has announced the launch of “Iftar on Wheels,” a meal donation program that will support thousands of families in the UAE during the holy month of Ramadan.
The program is in partnership with the UAE Food Bank and continues Amazon’s tradition of helping underprivileged families through a combination of monetary donations, delivery services, and volunteer support.
Ms. Manal Obaid Yaroof, Chairperson of the UAE Food Bank Steering Committee, commented that “Amazon’s ‘Iftar on Wheels’ is a great way to deliver meals directly to thousands of families in need. Leveraging the power of Amazon’s technology, people, and the company’s vast delivery network, the programme will help us reach out to even more families across the country.”
Mr. Nur Nakdali, Capacity Planning Manager, Amazon UAE, remarked that “Amazon’s Iftar on Wheels” program gives me a great opportunity to put my work skills and resources to the best possible use, bringing smiles to those in need.”
Hundreds of Amazon employees across the UAE will participate in event organisation, packing and delivering food, and sharing in the iftar events.
Iftar on Wheels is part of the “Right Now Needs” scheme, aiming to eliminate the impossible choices posed by poverty, homelessness, hunger, and natural disasters.
Amazon Operations’ network across the UAE comprises three fulfilment centres, three sort centres, eight delivery stations, and a network of small and medium businesses working as Delivery Service Partners.