Union Coop Contributes AED 10 Million to the “1 Billion Meals” Endowment Campaign
Union Cooperative Society announced its contribution of AED10 million towards the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign.
Union Coop pledged to contribute AED10 million over a period of five years to support the campaign, organised by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, providing a food safety net for underprivileged communities in countries struggling with food insecurity, and supporting vulnerable groups including victims of natural disasters and conflicts around the world.
Union Coop’s contribution to the campaign is part of a wide response from individuals, institutions and businesses, and a testament to the values of giving, generosity and solidarity deep-rooted in the UAE community.
Majid Hamad Rahma Al Shamsi, Chairman of Union Cooperative Society, said, “It is an honour to contribute to the ‘1 Billion Meals Endowment’ campaign and its food aid endowment fund, which highlights the UAE’s leading role in global humanitarian and charity efforts and as a key contributor to sustainable development around the world. The UAE has established its position as a role model responding and extending help during global crises.”
The campaign aims to fight hunger, eradicate its causes and limit its repercussions through clear programmes and targeted measures that support the world’s most vulnerable populations.
The campaign continues to welcome donations and contributions to the endowment fund from institutions and individuals across five main channels including the campaign’s website (www.1billionmeals.ae), as well as a dedicated call centre via the toll-free number (800 9999).
Donations are also possible via bank transfers in the UAE dirham to the campaign bank account number with Emirates NBD (AE30 0260 0010 1533 3439 802).
Donations via SMS give contributors the option to donate AED 1 daily through a monthly subscription, by sending the word “Meal” to 1020 for du users, or to 1110 for Etisalat by e& users. Those who wish to donate to the campaign through the DubaiNow app can do so by clicking on the “Donations” tab.