PAD – Ramadan Food Package

PAD targets 500 food packages for community’s deserving families in Ramadan

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, June 09, 2014

DUBAI: Community members residing in different parts of the country have been asked to take part in the Pakistan Association’s upcoming Ramadan food package drive to support through free fooFood Package Add items for the deserving families in the month of blessing.
For the last four years the Pakistan Association Dubai (PAD) has been organising a special campaign ahead of Ramadan to collect funds and arrange food packages to distribute among the community’s deserving families living in the UAE.
This year through different modes of communications, the community especially the members of association and patrons asked to contribute in this fund so they buy food items and provide a kind of relief to the deserving families in the month of blessing as there are many families who need support in this month to maintain their kitchen budgets.
The contribution for one food package for this year is Dhs200. The package will have a handsome quantity of food items including rice, flour, cooking oil, tea, milk, lentils, sugar, dates and other kitchen items and will be enough for a family of five persons for 15-days.
Syed Tahir Zaidi, joint secretary of the association while talking to The Gulf Today pointed out that they have started the collection of the funds as community always show great interest to extend relief for their fellow members especially those who are in the needs.
“It is only just couple of days as we send emails to our members and patrons to inform about this initiative and people already pouring money in this account to make this drive successful,” he said, adding that last year they distributed such food package among over 500 families and this year the target will be the same.
Last year, the volunteers and members of the association delivered the food packages to many families at their doorsteps as there were many families who could not come to ask for charity or any support.
“This year we are going to repeat the exercise of issuing especially designed coupons to deserving families and they will pick their food packages at designated Lulu Supermarket either in Sharjah or Dubai. This procedure was proven beneficial for families to collect food items from the direct supermarket rather then come all the way to association from different parts of Sharjah, Dubai or Ajman,” Zaidi added.
However, Ali Edhi, welfare secretary who is supervising this initiative pointed out that they are in the middle of the finalising the branch of Lulu supermarket and soon they will announce this while the distribution of food packages will be started in the first week of Ramadan and will continue throughout the month.

~ by jamilkhan on June 9, 2014.

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