In cooperation with the
Municipality and Environment Ministry (MME), Qatar Charity (QC) has distributed
4,000 ready-to-eat meals — donated by Ikea Qatar — among those infected with
the Covid-19 at quarantine centers in Umm Salal and Mekaynis.
As part of its continuing
initiatives to include nutritious and preventative supplies, the delivery of
meals is meant to help minimize the spread of coronavirus, QC said in a
“As part of the efforts
made by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment represented by Al Daayen
Municipality to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the Awareness and Health
Department has provided full support to, and supervision of, such initiatives
that contribute to helping those affected by the virus,” said Ahmed Matar al-Shammari,
public health inspector at Al Daayen Municipality.
Alexey Sitkin, store
manager of Ikea Qatar, said: “Caring for people is one of Ikea’s values. We
strive to support the competent authorities and the local community during this
hard time in whichever way possible. As part of its corporate social
responsibility, Ikea Restaurant has played an essential role by offering over
4,000 healthy meal packages for the infected and needy ones.”
“Qatar Charity continues to
distribute meals and food baskets to families with low income and those
affected by the coronavirus pandemic,” said Abdulaziz Jassim, director of the
customer service department at QC.
He added that Qatar
Charity, as a civil society association and as part of its donation to social
services, provided food packages to poor households and staff, as well as
ready-to-eat meals for employees in various quarantine centers.
He also acknowledged that
this program initiated at the beginning of the Covid-19 epidemic received an
unprecedented response from the country’s numerous companies.