Leading food and grocery distribution application Talabat on Wednesday announced it will donate all profits from food and non-food orders placed between 12 and 4 pm on August 8 with them to the victims of the Beirut explosion, that killed 160 people and injured 6000 others.
Francisco de Sousa, managing director of Talabat in Qatar announced the
middle eastern firm’s ‘#LunchforLebanon’ campaign, while voicing sympathy with
the affected. He said this campaign will be over and above other projects
already rolled out to aid the beleaguered city and urged people to support the
“I think we have all been affected by the
tragedy that unfolded in Beirut, and the outpouring of support from the region
has been a testament to that. Many of our employees, customers, and partners
are Lebanese and are heavily affected by the situation in Beirut, and our
hearts and thoughts are with them and their families. We, not only as Talabat
but as individuals, want to make sure that we’re doing everything we can to
help. This means using our platform as a vehicle to support the
Tomaso Rodriguez, chief executive officer
of Talabat said.
“We will be donating 100% of our profits to the recovery efforts in Lebanon. We are calling on other aggregators in our sector to join us, and make sure that #LunchforLebanon is an initiative right across our industry. Beirut needs us and this is a time where we need to join forces to help our beloved Lebanese people recover from this tragedy.” Rodriguez said in a statement.
By: Nawal Mukadam