Address Downtown has teamed up with UAE Food Bank, one of the country’s best-loved humanitarian initiatives, to help eliminate food waste. Kicking off in February 2020, the partnership will see the team at Address Hotels + Resort’s flagship, working with the non-profit organisation to distribute the hotel’s surplus food to people in need.
Known for its meaningful partnerships with hotels and restaurants, food-manufacturing companies and supermarkets to take surplus food and distribute it to those in need, UAE Food Bank was launched in 2017 by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The non-profit charitable organisation collaborates with local authorities as well as local and international charities to introduce a comprehensive ecosystem improving the efficiency of food storage, packaging and distribution. By partnering with food producers such as hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and farms to store and package excess fresh food effectively, they can then work with volunteers and partners to distribute the well-packaged food within and outside of the UAE. In addition to its philanthropic vision, the initiative also aims to position Dubai as the first city in the region to achieve zero food waste.
Address Downtown aims to promote social responsibility and introducing a process of preserving, storing and packaging the food, with the goal to optimise usage and achieve zero waste.
Iman Al Bastaki, Head of Food Safety Department in Dubai Municipality says “We work side by side with the private sector to reduce food waste to achieve our aim in positioning Dubai as the first city in the region to achieve zero food waste. Food safety is always a concern and Dubai Municipality will be there to support food premises in delivering the food under the right conditions with providing the needed supervision, trainings and workshops.”
For more information on the partnership, please visit www.addresshotels.com
About Address Hotels + Resorts:
Address Hotels + Resorts is the first brand launched by Emaar Hospitality Group. The premium luxury hotel group has positioned itself as a choice perfect for business, leisure and group travelers. Address has brought a fresh identity to the global hospitality and service sector by setting new benchmarks with its gracious hospitality and exceptional service standards. Positioning its messaging as ‘Where life happens’, Address Hotels + Resorts offers a more personal and engaging experience to guests in a premium lifestyle environment, enriching the lives of its guests with luxury, style and elegance.
Address Hotels + Resorts properties are situated in some of the most sought-after locations. The brand also owns and operates Address Residences, which is a leader in the serviced and branded residences sector. Address Hotels + Resorts also extended its management to Palace Downtown, a palatial oasis in Downtown Dubai.