100 Ramadan sharing fridges already in operation

The initiative to feed the needy is off to a strong start


The Ramadan sharing fridges have got off to a spectacular start this year and already there are 100 registered across Dubai.

The concept, which is in its third year, gives back to the community by providing access to food and drinks to people who may struggle to get them otherwise.

The initiative, which is licensed under the patronage of the Emirates Red Crescent and Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department (IACAD), started on the first day of Ramadan.

But the organisers are urging more people to get involved and play their part in the charitable season.

We recently told you about the Ramadan sharing fridges interactive map where you can locate your nearest fridge.

Last year more than 170 fridges across the city were set up, giving blue collar workers plenty to eat and drink during the summer.

The current number means that despite the strong start there is still a way to go to improve on last year and the organisers are encouraging you to get involved and have a raid of your cupboards to share with your neighbours.

Food needed for the fridges includes juices, soda, milk, laban and packaged foods. Fruits and vegetables are also among favourites – although cooked food will not be taken.

For more on what’s going on during Ramadan, take a look at everything you need to know with our guide and for more info about the initiative, go to the group’s Facebook page.

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