1 Billion Meals: Aster's Azad Moopen donates Dh1 million to food campaign

"One of the greatest gifts we can give is to feed a hungry human being," he says



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Published: Sat 16 Apr 2022, 2:40 PM

Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, announced a donation of Dh1 million to the One Billion Meals drive, which aims to provide sustainable food support to underprivileged groups in 50 countries.

Dr Moopen’s donation, equivalent to one million meals, is part of Aster DM Healthcare’s humanitarian initiatives to help those in need and contribute to the UAE’s vision in building a better future for humanity.

"One of the greatest gifts we can give is to feed a hungry human being— feeding the needy in 50 countries is a mammoth task but Dubai makes the impossible possible."

He added, “Over the years we have been inspired by the UAE's visionary leadership and efforts towards uplifting societies and people in need, locally as well as globally. The leadership's efforts have made a positive difference in the lives of millions worldwide while recognizing UAE as one of the most benevolent countries in the world."

Aster DM Healthcare is one of several UAE companies that are making significant financial contributions to One Billion Meals initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to alleviate hunger worldwide and ensure food security.

Organized by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), the One Billion Meals is an extension of last year’s 100 Million Meals and the previous year’s 10 Million Meals. In collaboration with partners, the campaign will deliver food parcels for refugees, displaced people, and communities affected by crises and disasters.

Donation Channels

Donors can contribute to the One Billion Meals initiative through the campaign’s official website: www.1billionmeals.ae or bank transfer to the campaign’s account at Emirates NBD, number: AE300260001015333439802. Donors can also opt to donate Dh1 a day through a monthly subscription by sending “Meal” via SMS to 1020 on the du network or 1110 on the Etisalat network. Donations can also be made through campaign’s call center via a toll-free number 8009999.

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