Qatar Charity (QC) distributed food baskets to Asian expatriate families in Qatar, who were affected by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many volunteers from different expatriate communities along with social media influencers took part in distributing the food parcels to the beneficiaries.
A total of 800 baskets were distributed to 236 families from six communities, as part of the continued efforts made by Qatar Charity to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the pandemic, according to a statement.
Jassim al-Emadi, director of the Programme and Community Development Department, said that the distribution of the food baskets is the continuation of the efforts made by Qatar Charity to alleviate the suffering of the affected, as the distribution of food parcels to families with limited income began at the emergence of Covid-19. He also indicated that QC would continue to distribute food baskets.
Al-Emadi noted that QC has made distinguished efforts to contribute to limiting the spread of Covid-19. In co-operation with many bodies in the country, QC has distributed health bags, awareness materials, and food parcels to low-income families, workers, and volunteers across the country.
Social media influencers praised QC for its outstanding role in alleviating the suffering of those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Iman al-Kaabi said that QC is always proactive in providing humanitarian and relief aid, and stands by the vulnerable, the needy, and the affected in and outside Qatar.
Nadine al-Bitar, said QC stood by the affected Asian families by providing the food baskets that will contribute to lessening the suffering of the beneficiaries, while Ahmed Abdullah termed the food basket distribution as a ‘good initiative’ that came from QC, which has rushed to help the affected since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Sheikh Ayesh al-Qahtani urged the philanthropists in Qatar to continue supporting QC, so that it can reach the largest possible number of the affected.
QC, as part of its humanitarian and social services offered within Qatar, seeks to reach numerous expatriate communities residing in the country, in cooperation with their embassies and the heads of their communities, especially in the time of the coronavirus pandemic.
Some 13,262 food parcels were distributed in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, benefitting nearly 53,048 people from different Asian, Arab and African communities.