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Khalaf Al Habtoor donates 10 machines to ‘Bread for All’ programme

Khalaf Al Habtoor poses next to a bread-dispensing machine in Dubai.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The “Bread for All” initiative has been supported with ten machines donated by the Emirati businessman, Khalaf Bin Ahmed Al Habtoor.

The initiative has been recently launched by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Centre for Awqaf and Endowment of the Awqaf and Minors’ Affairs Foundation in Dubai.

Al Habtoor purchased ten pre-programmed smart machines that provide free freshly-baked bread for the needy and workers.

The machines will be distributed to a number of locations in Dubai in cooperation with shopping centres.

Khalaf Al Habtoor expressed his happiness to contribute ten bread-baking machines to the “Bread for All” initiative, noting that such initiatives consolidate the human position of the UAE and contribute to the solidarity of all segments of society.

He also thanked those in charge of that good idea, urging everyone to participate in it. He further stressed his readiness to support the initiative in various emirates.

For his part, Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary-General of the the Awqaf and Minors’ Affairs Foundation in Dubai, praised the proactive humanitarian gesture of Khalaf Al Habtoor, welcoming his contribution to support the “Bread for All” initiative, which aims to support the needy and labourers by providing bread for free.

Zainab Al Tamimi, Director of the the Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Centre for Awqaf and Endowment, praised the gesture of Khalaf Al Habtoor to support “Bread for All” initiative, stressing that these societal contributions enhance the Centre’s efforts to launch more innovative endowments.

Recently, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy (MBRGCEC), under the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), announced the launch of the Bread for All initiative that aims to aid underprivileged families and workers by providing free bread at various times of the day.

The digital initiative aims to provide fresh bread to those in need through smart machines deployed in several outlets.

The pre-programmed machines prepare bread and provide it free of charge as part of a modern and sustainable model of charity work.

It engages community members and enables individuals to contribute to the first initiative of its kind that adopts the principle of short-term community funding.

The project realises the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who stressed that “In the UAE, no one sleeps hungry or in need” at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organised Operations Bread for All collaborates with Aswaaq to deploy the smart machines at the supermarket’s Al Mizhar, Al Warqa’a, Mirdif, Nad Alsheba, Nadd Al Hamar, Al Qouz, and Al Bada’a branches.

The machines are user-friendly, simplifying the beneficiaries’ journey to a single step where any person in need can press the “order” button. After a short wait, as the bread is being prepared, it will be dispensed from the machine.

Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), had said: “This initiative is an exemplary model for an innovative community endowment that allows everyone to participate, creating a comprehensive charity movement and enhancing the spirit of solidarity among various social segments. We look forward to expanding the scope of cooperation with the initiative’s partners in the local community to reach the most beneficiaries.”

Zainab Juma Al Tamimi, Director of MBRGCEC, had said: “Innovative endowment is a tool that contributes to socio-economic development. The Emirati society is a sympathetic one and we want to develop solutions for a better future and happier people.”

Safety Net Affan Khouri, Deputy CEO of Aswaaq, had said: “We are delighted to partner with MBRGCEC on the Bread for All initiative, which creates a social safety net where everyone collaborates to extend a helping hand to underprivileged families, individuals, and laborers. We look forward to providing bread to those in need at several supermarket branches across Dubai.:

The initiative helps underprivileged families and laborers secure their serving of bread, while allowing contributors to donate directly through the machine that prepares and dispenses the bread wherever it is located.

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