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RIYADH: The Future Women Society on Sunday launched a charity project to distribute 800 food baskets to 4,000 beneficiaries from the poorest families in the Riyadh region.

About 200 volunteers are participating in the Food Empowerment Convoy 2022 campaign, which will provide food baskets containing basic items, highlight the role of volunteer work in community service and strengthen the relationship between the FWS and project participants.

It also aims to activate the role of community partnership and meet the food needs of families in need during Ramadan.

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800 food baskets delivered to 4,000 beneficiaries from the poorest families in the Riyadh region.

Project director Thikra Al-Abdul Latif said the campaign aimed to build a relationship with families who lacked breadwinners and needed empowerment the most.

The project has several phases: assessing the needs of the target group, seeking support, determining the required quantity of the contents of the food basket, developing a distribution plan and choosing the best prices for the contents of the baskets.

“The last two phases consist of preparing baskets containing sufficient daily consumption food for families throughout Ramadan and distributing the baskets to the places previously identified in the distribution plan”.

Two young men carry a box containing a food basket to be delivered to a family in need in Riyadh on Sunday, as part of the Food Empowerment Convoy 2022 project. (Supplied)

FWS Chairman Dr. Gareebah Al-Twaiher said a follow-up study would be conducted on beneficiary families to see the social impact of the convoy project.

She added that the company is proud of its partnerships with Ehsan Platform, Al-Rajhi Endowment, Obeikan Endowment and Feena Khair (There is Good in Us) Initiative.

Abdullah Al-Ghanim, the monitoring supervisor at Feena Khair, said all sections of the nonprofit sector should provide services to beneficiaries in all categories.

“I expect, in this case, that the results of these partnerships will be satisfactory due to the presence of diverse and sufficient expertise to accomplish a quick, competent and distinguished job.”

Al-Ghanim added that the FWS was like any other association. “The purpose is the same, which is to serve the religion, the nation and the society.”

He said he viewed the Food Empowerment Convoy project with admiration and pride for the interest it had generated, the love of voluntary charity work among women and their concern for developing families in the community and educating them. to be active members in the community.

Abdul Wahab Mohammed Al-Faiz, Secretary General of the Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Subaie and Sons Charitable Foundation (Ghoroos), inaugurated the food distribution convoy project in the presence of interested parties, specialists and several women who came to receive their baskets.

Ghoroos has been involved in nonprofit projects for several years and is preparing to launch new initiatives and partnerships in the nonprofit sector by the end of 2022.

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