Abu Dhabi, 29 July 2020: The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an today announced that it will continue supplying families in Abu Dhabi with essential healthy and nutritious food supplies during the Eid Al Adha holiday through its ‘Together We Are Good’ programme.
In collaboration with Abu Dhabi Social Support Authority, and reflecting the true spirit of giving, the support through the Eid holiday will provide families with a vital boost.
Since the programme began in March, more than 20,000 baskets of essential food supplies have already been distributed, benefitting more than 40,000 people in Abu Dhabi whose income has been affected by the current health and economic situation.
Running for three months, the support consists of baskets containing high quality, nutritious and healthy essential food and kitchen cupboard items including rice, pasta, dates, beans, tea, jam and noodles. For those with young children, baby supplies are also provided.
Chinaza Friday, a resident of Abu Dhabi and a beneficiary of the food supplies programme support, expressed her gratitude: “My sincere thanks go to ‘Together we are Good’ for such a thoughtful gift that you gave my household.”
She went on to thank Ma’an for its support for her and her family during the recent challenges. “We really appreciate your generous gift. We appreciate the UAE government for their love and kindness. Thank you, thank you, thank you. It will always remain in our heart.”
The food baskets are being paid for by the contributions made to Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme.
As well as food supplies, ‘Together We Are Good’ funds have been put towards providing medical and educational support and basic needs, according to the social priorities of the Government of Abu Dhabi, as well as collaborations with some of the leading private and public entities.
The ‘Together We Are Good’ programme is the first project of Ma’an’s Social Fund that allows community contributions to help tackle social challenges. The Social Fund is the official government channel to receive contributions from the community to tackle pressing social challenges. To date, the funds contributed have been used to provide additional relief to the health sector and food packages to those in quarantine.