Egyptian Food Bank urges Egyptian community in the UAE to partner in charity initiatives

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Published August 11th, 2011 - 09:14 GMT
Moez El Shohdi, Chief Executive Officer of Egyptian Food Bank, addressing Egyptian residents in Dubai at a presentation to highlight the successful programmes of the organisation
Moez El Shohdi, Chief Executive Officer of Egyptian Food Bank, addressing Egyptian residents in Dubai at a presentation to highlight the successful programmes of the organisation

Egyptian Food Bank, the non-profit organisation working towards alleviating poverty and fighting hunger among the underprivileged communities in Egypt, has urged the Egyptian expatriate community in the UAE to contribute to the charity and take part in nation building initiatives.

At a special presentation held in Dubai, Dr. Moez El Shohdi, Chief Executive Officer of Egyptian Food Bank, shared the success story of the organization and its various food programmes that have successfully addressed crushing poverty and hunger among the economically weaker sections in Egypt.

El Shohdi inspired the audience to Partner in Egypt's Development & to contribute in the Egyptian Food Bank, and in charitable initiatives that enhance the well-being of less privileged Egyptians. “Our presentation focused on engaging the private sector in the philanthropic activities and CSR initiatives. We also discussed the role that Egyptians living abroad can play in contributing to the development of Egypt,” said El Shohdi.

“The contribution of Egyptians to their country is never more clearly valued and recognized as during the Holy Month of Ramadan,” he added.

The Egyptian Food Bank strives to combat poverty and hunger by supplying and delivering food to those most in need. The organisation collaborates with various organisations to provide food relief to the weaker sections of the society through various effective and innovative programmes.

These programmes range from food material supply, volunteering and relief assistance to raising awareness and providing development opportunities for the underprivileged societies so they can overcome poverty. Led by the motto ‘Together against Hunger,’ the programmes are executed in partnership with individuals as well as public and private sector organisations.

El Shohdi said that the successful participation of Egyptians at the Dubai event highlighted the clear consensus across the community that their contribution can play a critical role in achieving Egypt’s growth objectives. 

Background Information

Egyptian Food Bank

The EFB was founded in 2006 by a group of businessmen with the aim of serving the society and helping those in need by specializing in Hunger under the name of Egyptian Food Bank that would be converted to a national project that serves all governorates in Egypt.

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