Foundation distributes 1,000 foodstuff packets to families in RAK

Beneficiaries of Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Charity Foundation's Ramadan programme include 100 Emirati and 900 Arab and Asian families.

By Ahmed Shaaban/senior Reporter

Published: Wed 10 Jun 2015, 7:53 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:10 PM


Ras Al Khaimah – The Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Charity Foundation, as part of its Ramadan programme, has distributed 1,000 foodstuff packets to low-income families here.

The foodstuff packets, locally known as ‘Ramadan Meer’, comprise essential commodities such as rice, sugar, flour, cooking oil and canned food that families regularly need during the holy month, according to a top official.

Mona Mattar, CEO of the Foundation, said 1,000 low-income families have benefited from the contribution assumed in partnership with the Zayed Charitable & Humanitarian Foundation, and Majid Al Futtaim Charity Foundation.

“The list of beneficiaries spans 100 Emirati and 900 Arab and Asian families who are eligible for contribution as per the due studies conducted by staff social workers.”

Speaking to Khaleej Times on Wednesday, Mattar said the annual drive is in line with the values of solidarity highly advised in the holy Quran and frequently urged by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

“The seasonal project is meant to ease the suffering of low-income families and fulfil their necessary needs of essential foodstuff commodities during the holy month of Ramadan.”

The Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi Charity Foundation, earlier, unveiled another programme whereby 2,600 free Iftar meals would be contributed to poor people and blue-collar workers on a daily basis this Ramadan.

Mattar said the almost 70,000 meals are to be distributed at eight areas across the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. “The foundation is also to earmark a number of foodstuff packets of essential commodities for 500 low-income families in the emirate disregard their nationalities.”

These are apart from other edutainment programs, activities and contests planned in the holy month of Ramadan, she stated. “Eight kiosks have been installed at the areas of the Red Island (Industrial area), RAK Mall (Industrial area), Al Nakheel, Al Rams (along the sea), Khiran, (close to Shaikh Rashid bin Saeed mosque), Al Muairidh, Masafi, and Al Gheil.”

Matter said the foundation also sponsors the Quran memorisation contests run by the Nahda Society. “Prize money and appreciation certificates will be presented to top winners and participants.”

She said the foundation is reachable at (07-2260007/6). “Our strategy is based on the prophetic Hadith of saying: ‘The wealth of a man shall never diminish by giving to charity.’

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