PAD Ramadan Food Package

PAD distributes food among deserving families this Ramadan

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, July 18, 2013

DUBAI: Pakistan Association Dubai (PAD) has started distribution of food packets among the deserving families in Dubai as its kick off for Ramadan charity initiatives. This year, PAD will benefit around 600 families by giving food packages that include a number of daily essential food items worth over Dhs200.
In a ceremony held at the PAD premises on Tuesday, a number of families were given food packages. The ceremony was attended by Shaima Al Zarooni, CEO International Humanitarian City (IHC), Rizwan Fancy, Chairman ad-hoc body of PAD, Palani Babu, Manager Facilities and Society Licensing, Community Development Authority (CDA), PAD office-bearers and a number of community dignitaries.
Rizwan Fanzy in his remarks pointed that the initiative to distribute food packets among the deserving families in Dubai was carried out last year with the aim of benefiting 250 families. “The overwhelming response from the community who contributed in this regard was so enormous that we were able to distribute food packets worth around Dhs200 among a huge number of families. Last year, throughout the month of Ramadan, we had given 450 food packets included various essentials, food items like rice, flour, cooking oil, loose tea leaf, sugar, pulses and others,” he said.
He also added that recently they again informed the UAE community about this year’s Ramadan Food Package drive and asked people to pool their contribution as the target was 400 families. “Again, the huge responsibility put on our shoulders by the huge number of community members to raise enough funds and we have enough funds to provide food packets to around 600 families,” he added.
This year the deserving families were given a coupon after registering them at the PAD office and they will collect their food items at the Lulu Hypermarket in Sharjah as it will be great logistic relief to both PAD and the deserving families. “Last year, one packet was around 16kg which was a burden for many families to carry as many had transportation problems. To resolve this, now they can easily visit the hypermarket,” Fancy added.
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~ by jamilkhan on July 18, 2013.

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