Sharaf Group donates AED1 million to ‘1 Billion Meals’ initiative

DUBAI, Sharaf Group has announced a donation of AED1 million to the 1 Billion Meals initiative to support the humanitarian efforts of the UAE, the region’s largest campaign of its kind to provide food support to the underprivileged and undernourished in less fortunate communities across 50 countries.

Sharaf Group’s donation is a significant addition to those of several individuals and organisations aimed at alleviating global hunger and battling malnutrition in less fortunate communities across the world, especially among vulnerable groups such as women, children, refugees, displaced persons and victims of disasters and crises.

Yasser Sharaf, Vice President of Sharaf Group, said, “The 1 Billion Meals initiative provides direct food support to those in need across dozens of countries around the world. We are proud to contribute to the largest initiative of its kind in the region launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to be a food safety net that extends from the UAE to the world. This initiative is especially unique given all segments of society participate and contribute, following their sense of human fraternity and corporate social responsibility, embodying the true meanings of the Holy Month of Ramadan.”

Donors can contribute to the 1 Billion Meals initiative through the following donation channels – the campaign’s official website:; bank transfer to the campaign’s account at Emirates NBD, number: AE300260001015333439802. Donors can also opt to donate AED1 a day through a monthly subscription by sending “Meal” via SMS to 1020 on the du network or 1110 on the Etisalat network. Donations can also be made through campaign’s call centre via a toll-free number 8009999.

Source: Emirates News Agency