Jordanian initiative distributes Ramadan food leftovers

STORY: A Jordanian initiative reduces food waste during Ramadan

by collecting Iftar leftovers

and distributing them to charities and underprivileged families

Location: Amman, Jordan

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MANAGER AT BANK AL ETIHAD, RAND ZUAYTIR, SAYING:

“The campaign has two goals. The first is to help people who are in need during the holy month of Ramadan. The second goal, which is also an important one, is to curb food waste during this month. We're all aware of the high percentage of food waste during Ramadan.”

The initiative is organized by Bank al Etihad

in cooperation with the ride-sharing app Careem

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) CAREEM CAPTAIN, NATHMI AQIL, SAYING:

“All Careem captains who are in Amman are tasked to deliver meals to the Food Bank. Since the start of the campaign, we have delivered more than 1,000 orders to the Food Bank.”

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