The initiative will be held throughout the year and beyond, with approximately 150,000 meals to be donated every year.
As part of its sustainability and corporate social responsibility efforts, the Abu Dhabi-based airline has teamed up with the Grace Conservation Programme of Emirates Red Crescent and Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority to donate inflight meals to labourer residences in the Mussaffah area of Abu Dhabi.
The meals are initially prepared for the airline’s three on board cabins and are then transported in a purpose-designed truck to keep them fresh. Emirates Red Crescent will provide an equipped kitchen and trucks to collect and store meals for distribution.
“This partnership reflects Abu Dhabi’s spirit of sharing and giving,” explained Sultan Al Shehi, general manager, Grace Conservation Programme, Emirates Red Crescent.