The Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) distributed quantities of Ramadan food supplies to more than 1,000 families in need across the Abu Dhabi region.
This was carried out through an initiative driven forward by the DPM’s Committee for Regulation of Subsided Goods and Services, in partnership with Emirates Red Crescent and a number of food and goods supplier companies.
Mohamed Alzaabi, Vice-Chairman of the Committee for Regulation of Subsided Goods and Services of DPM, said: "This is one of the most important initiatives launched by our department during the holy month of Ramadan.
“The approach we have taken focuses upon the value of social cooperation, enhancing tolerance across our society and being involved with every part of the community. This helps the DPM communicate well with the people we serve.”
In line with the Year of Tolerance, this initiative saw quantities of basic food staples and items distributed to families of different nationalities.
Employees from the DPM and Emirates Red Crescent volunteered at several food distribution centres in Abu Dhabi, Al Dhafra and Al Ain.
The DPM followed a simple method of distributing the food supplies to the families. Firstly, they were contacted to pick up their goods personally and if unable to go themselves, the goods were then delivered to them by the committee, to ensure they helped the most number of families possible.