Tuesday, 18 May 2021 06:54 GMT

Qatar- Thousands to benefit from Awqaf food distribution scheme

(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Some 1,500 families and 2,500 workers will benefit from the second edition of the food kit distribution scheme of the General Administration of Endowments at the Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs.

The project will be implemented in co-operation with Hifz Al Naema Centre, a Qatari food-saving social organisation.

The launch of the initiative was announced at a press conference attended by Dr Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Ghanem al-Thani, General Administration of Endowments director-general; Saad bin Omran al-Kuwari, General Administration of Endowments assistant director-general, and Yusuf bin Abdullah al-Khulaifi, Hifz Al Naema Centre Public Relations officer.

Dr Sheikh Khalid said the scheme is one of the "pioneering initiatives" launched by the General Administration of Endowments last year with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in co-operation with Hifz Al Naema Centre to deliver food baskets to needy families and workers.

The initiative has been launched in support of the "endowment bank for righteousness and piety", he said, thanking all who have worked for the project's implementation.

Al-Khulaifi thanked the General Administration of Endowments for implementing the project, noting that this co-operation comes for the second year under exceptional circumstances.

He urged all to take part in the project and contribute through various methods of endowment.

The project and its accompanying campaign stem from the belief of the General Administration of Endowments in promoting the culture of giving and spreading the spirit of humanity among different segments of society and the participation of needy families and workers group during Ramadan, according to a press statement.

The number of kits will vary depending the number of family members and provides all the requirements during the holy month.

Online endowments using a bank card through the General Administration of Endowments can be made through awqaf.gov.qa/atm while an SMS service is available at awqaf.gov.qa/sms. Fast collection is available at 55199996 and 55199990 while the hotline is 66011160.



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