Khalifa Foundation completes preparation for Ramadan iftar project

SHARJAH: The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has completed preparations for its 2014 iftar project across U.A.E. and plans to distribute 65,000 iftar meals a day throughout the forthcoming Holy Month of Ramadan at 110 mosques and location across U.A.E., announced Mohammed Hajji Al Khouri, the director-general of the foundation.

The iftar meals, each worth AED 21, will be prepared by more than 600 ladies, in coordination with Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) and health departments of municipalities of the northern regions to ensure maximum public health safety, Al Khouri said in a statement to WAM.

More than 500 volunteers, most of them are the sons of the Emirati ladies involved in preparing the Ramadan charity meals, are taking part in the distribution of the meals, Al Khouri noted.

Civil defense departments across U.A.E. will ensure public safety during the preparation and transportation of meals.

Now in its fifth year, the foundation’s iftar project which is aimed at helping national underprivileged families increase their income, urged government departments and corporations to employ national ladies to prepare meals for their iftar initiatives in Ramadan. These include Ministry of Presidential Affairs, and Abu Dhabi’s oil companies.

The official said the foundation’s 2014 iftar project is supported by du, Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD), Al Hosn Gas, Al Dhafra Co-operative Society in Western Region Emirates, and Emirates Transport which will carry the iftar meals every day to the designated locations.

Mr. Al Khouri expressed the foundation’s thanks for President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of U.A.E. Armed Forces and H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, for enabling the success of the Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation’s charity projects in U.A.E. and overseas.