Record number of Ramadan sharing fridges in Dubai

The initiative to feed the needy is bigger than ever

Ramadan

The Ramadan sharing fridges initiative got off to a spectacular start this year and we’re happy to report that it's only continuing to grow.

At the beginning of Ramadan we told you there were 100 fridges up and running, and since then this number has doubled to more than 200.

The Facebook group that organises the sharing fridges currently has more than 30,000 members, but the initiative still needs help.

The fridges are constantly being emptied and residents are continuing to rally together to make sure that the community has plenty to eat and drink during Ramadan.

The scheme, 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 (Thursday May 17).

There’s also a 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, and it’s phenomenal to see that the record has been broken.

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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