Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday 12 May 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]
The Del Monte group of companies in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) today announced its participation in the ’10 Million Meals’ campaign in Dubai, an initiative that will provide food support to communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the UAE throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan. Under the initiative, Del Monte Foods UAE (FZE) will be delivering fruits and multiple containers of bananas, to help people break their fast in a healthy way.
Launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and is led by his wife Shaikha Hind Bint Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of UAE Food Bank, the “10 Million Meals” campaign represents a great example of sharing, caring and social solidarity, to provide a better life for as many people as possible.
Commenting on the campaign, Ahmad Nasri, General Manager of Del Monte Foods UAE (FZE) said: “We are coming together as a society to support people affected by COVID-19 pandemic. In keeping with our philosophy and commitment to social responsibility, we seek to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan with this campaign, which aims to share the spirit of togetherness and blessings of Ramadan in these times and allows us to give back to the communities we work in.”
Adding further, he said: “Eating fresh and nutritious fruits and bananas is essential during Ramadan. They are a great way to break the fast as they help to replace fluids lost during the day and to start the next day of fasting well hydrated. Implementing this initiative, which emanates from the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, reflects social solidarity and cohesion in the UAE and a strong will to overcome these challenging times.”
About Del Monte Fresh Produce Middle East and North Africa
The Del Monte group of companies in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of fresh and value-added fruits and vegetables and other fresh produce, ultra-fresh beverages and prepared food; refining the market and providing solutions for healthy eating. The Company’s agricultural and manufacturing practices are validated by local and international standards in sustainability, quality, food safety, and social accountability and comply with all applicable laws. The Company markets its products under the Del Monte® brand (under license from Del Monte Foods, Inc.), a symbol of product innovation, quality, freshness and reliability for over 125 years. MENA is an indirect subsidiary of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. and is not affiliated with certain other Del Monte companies around the world, including Del Monte Foods, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Limited, Del Monte Canada, or Del Monte Asia Pte. Ltd.
Racha El Aawar, Marketing Manager, MENA, +97143333801
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