Katara - the Culture Village Foundation (Katara) has launched a campaign that involves the distribution of five tonnes of vegetables daily among the needy.
The 'We support and co-operate' initiative was inaugurated in the southern part of Katara Saturday.
The campaign is being organised by Katara in co-operation with Qatari Farmers’ Forum and Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS).
Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti, general manager of Katara, was present at the launch event, following up on the work mechanism of the campaign and the distribution process implemented in co-operation with QRCS.
Vegetables donated for the initiative
The campaign is being held in co-operation with the Qatari Farmers’ Forum and Qatar Red Crescent Society
The campaign is an example of collaboration between different entities to enhance social solidarity and support the efforts of the country in helping those in need
Dr al-Sulaiti stressed that the campaign is part of the charity and community initiatives launched by Katara both within and outside Qatar.
He said the campaign involves the distribution of five tonnes of vegetables on a daily basis among needy families in the country. He noted that Katara strives to offer due support to both individuals and the society. The campaign is an example of collaboration between different entities to enhance social solidarity and support the efforts of the country in helping those in need.
Mona al-Sulaiti, executive director of the Volunteering and Local Development Division at QRCS, said the organisation's volunteers are going to distribute the aid donated by Qatari farmers through the Qatari Farmers' Forum.
She stressed that the volunteers reach out to all parts of Qatar and respond to calls for help received on the designated phone numbers seeking the necessary help.
Ahmed al-Khelaifi, head of volunteers at Qatar Red Crescent Society, said this is not the first time that QRCS volunteers are co-operating with Katara, expressing happiness at being part of the initiative.
After the vegetables are received by QRCS from Qatari farmers, they are sorted and distributed based on the targeted areas in line with the calls received for help.
Two telephone numbers were allotted to receive requests: 55470558 and 55449862.