Talabat To Donate Every Iftar Meal Ordered On May 9 To India For Covid-19

by Yogita Chainani
Talabat To Donate Every Iftar Meal Ordered On May 9 To India For Covid-19

India is recording over 4 Lakhs cases daily, and the situation in the country remains to be grim, with the new variant creating havoc. Over 40 countries are helping India in this time of distress, and the UAE is one of them. After providing oxygen and other medical supplies to the country, UAE’s leading food ordering platform- Talabat, also did something special for India. Read on to know more about it.

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Talabat Donates Meals Ordered On Sunday Evening For India Through World Food Programme

Talabat, on Sunday, May 9, made sure to do its bit for India by contributing to the World Food Programme to help communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in India. It did so by donating every meal that was ordered between 5 PM- 8 PM on Sunday, May 9. Speaking about this initiative, Talabat’s CEO, Tomaso Rodriguez to a leading daily said,

“In the MENA region, we have a large, thriving Indian population, especially in many of the markets we operate in. The beauty that the people of India bring to the world – the food, the culture, the love of cricket, in many aspects is unrivaled! We want our Indian community, our restaurant partners, our customers, our colleagues, and our riders to know that we are truly with them.”


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Besides this, Emirates has set up a humanitarian airbridge between Dubai and India to transport urgent medical and relief items, to support India in its fight to control the serious COVID-19 situation in the country. The first shipment carrying over 12 tons of tents will head to Delhi on Thursday, 13 May.

Emirates Is Offering Cargo Capacity Free Of Charge

Emirates will offer cargo capacity free of charge on an “as available” basis on all of its flights to nine cities in India, to help international NGOs deliver relief supplies rapidly to where it is needed. In the past weeks, Emirates SkyCargo has already been transporting medicines and medical equipment on scheduled and charter cargo flights to India. This latest airbridge initiative takes Emirates’ support for India and for the NGO community to the next level.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman and Chief Executive, said:

“India and Emirates are deeply connected, since our first flights to India in 1985. We stand with the Indian people and will do all we can to help India get back on its feet. Emirates has a lot of experience in humanitarian relief efforts, and with 95 weekly flights to 9 destinations in India, we will be offering regular and reliable widebody capacity for relief materials.”

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Well, India is facing its worst fears with the Indian covid variant and we hope that the country soon gets out of it.