Wednesday, 30 May 2018
UAE: Etihad To Donate To Charity 150,000 Meals Per Year
The initiative will be held throughout 2018 and beyond, with approximately 150,000 meals to be donated every year.
As part of its sustainability and corporate social responsibility efforts, the Abu Dhabi-based airline has teamed up with the Grace Conservation Programme of Emirates Red Cross and Red Crescent Society and Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority to donate inflight meals to labourer residences in the Mussaffah area of Abu Dhabi.
The meals are initially prepared for the airline’s three on board cabins – First Class, Business Class and Economy Class – and are then transported in a purpose-designed truck to keep them fresh.
Emirates Red Cross and Red Crescent Society will provide an equipped kitchen and trucks to collect and store meals for distribution.
Khaled AlMehairbi, Senior Vice President and General Manager Etihad Airport Services Ground – Abu Dhabi Hub and CSR Strategy, said, We are strongly committed to the local community and proudly support various charities worldwide.
Etihad is always looking at new ways to extend the reach of our charitable and humanitarian efforts.
This drive is guided by the values and legacy of our late founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
He inspires and motivates us to share and give back to the communities we are living and operating in.
Sultan Al Shehi, General Manager, Grace Conservation Programme of Emirates Red Cross and Red Crescent Society, said, We are excited to launch this initiative in collaboration with Etihad Aviation Group and Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority.
This partnership reflects Abu Dhabi’s spirit of sharing and giving.
We have worked together with Etihad Aviation Group to support many charitable and humanitarian activities.
However, this partnership is especially important for its size and scale.