Sarhan: The “Food Bank” has succeeded in helping 16 million Prime Time Zone since the outbreak of the epidemic
The Egyptian Food Bank intends to provide dry meals for about 3 million fasting Prime Time Zone and 5 million hot breakfast and suhour meals for the most needy families throughout the month of Ramadan.
He said Mohsen Sarhan The CEO of the Egyptian Food Bank told the “Stock Exchange”, that the bank’s plan continues its efforts to support the most needy families, as it aims to distribute Ramadan cartons that include dry meals for about 3 million fasting Prime Time Zone during the holy month of Ramadan, in addition to the distribution of 5 million other hot meals suitable for Iftar and Suhoor over the course of Holy month.
He expected that the total number of beneficiaries of the food bank initiatives during Ramadan would reach 8 million Prime Time Zone nationwide.
Sarhan pointed out that donations to the Food Bank were not negatively affected due to the outbreak of the emerging kurna virus, but rather the crisis reflected positively on civil work in general.
He explained that the bank’s database includes about one million families now, and is collected through the NGOs that cooperate with them in the various governorates, as their number has reached about 6 thousand civil entities.
He added that the total number of bank volunteers in all governorates reached 40,000 Prime Time Zone, and the bank recently launched food convoys in several border areas, including South Sinai, New Valley, Sallum and others.
Sarhan indicated that the bank is keen on continuous work to alleviate the suffering of the poor and efforts to combat hunger locally, especially during the Corona pandemic, and to support the state’s efforts to eradicate poverty.
He said that the strategy of the Food Bank is keen to prepare permanently for any challenges and emergency crises, by relying on the bank’s strategic reserve for rapid intervention to save the most needy families.
Sarhan indicated that the bank has managed to help nearly 16 million Prime Time Zone since the outbreak of the epidemic, and it is currently more prepared to respond to the current wave of the virus.
He explained that the bank’s plan in general focuses on 5 basic axes, on top of which is food solidarity.
He emphasized that the private sector’s tendency towards establishing civil entities is not a competition for NGOs as some believe .. Rather, it is a positive action, and society needs all societal and developmental efforts from all parties.
He continued, “Everyone, whether the private sector or civil society, must continuously assess the impact of their community and development initiatives on the ground to ensure that the goals to be achieved are reached and to know the extent to which the target groups benefit from these initiatives.”
The bank has exported its business model to 88 countries in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Latin America, and the bank’s work system has been approved by the United Nations to be a model for international emulation.
The article, 8 million meals from the “food bank” throughout the month of Ramadan for the most needy families, was written in Al-Borsa newspaper.