RIYADH: In the first 15 days of Ramadan, the Ikram Food Preservation Association in Makkah distributed more than 115,000 iftar meals.
The food has been distributed to expatriate students, workers in the health sectors, and those in need.
Ahmed Al-Matrafi, the association’s director, said local volunteers and residents, have distributed more than 10,000 warm meals to homes across 25 neighborhoods in Makkah city every day.
Some 47 vehicles with warming ovens and refrigeration are used to distribute the meals consisting of water, dates, and a traditional dish to break their fast.
Al-Matrafi said the meals provide food security and easily accessible food to those in need as well as creating volunteer opportunities and promoting philanthropy across neighborhoods.
They also help feed expatriates who do not have their families with them, and provide Iftar for those that are fasting.
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