Free meals and vegetables in Qatar during Covid-19 outbreak

  • 8 months   ago

When it rains, it pours. Offers of help showered in Qatar amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

Generous peope are opening their doors to provide free food to anyone in need. Fastfood chains are currently giving away food deals and discounts. Katara Cultural Village Foundation distributes five tonnes of vegetables daily to help the needy individuals and families in the country.

 

Vegetables Distribution

 

The 'Nuaino and Nowano' (we support and co-operate) campaign aims to distribute five tonnes of vegetables daily to help those in need during the outbreak. It is organized by the Katara Cultural Village Foundation in partnership with Qatari Farmers’ Forum and Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS).

The needy people are advised to call 55470558 and 55449862 to benefit from the campaign.

Free Meals

The number of beneficiaries of Qatar Charity's (QC) contributions in the awareness and prevention campaign against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached 151,373 persons.

QC in cooperation with the concerned authorities of the country, has distributed health and awareness bags, food baskets and other materials to the beneficiaries, including workers, and volunteers participating in raising health awareness during the period from March 18 to April 5.

The health bags and foodstuffs were distributed in many areas, including industrial areas, and the Quarantine Center in Mukaynis.

Approximately 79,780 ready-to-eat meals were distributed over three periods, in addition to 38,326 food baskets, of which 34,926 were provided in the industrial area only. Some 33,267 health and awareness bags were distributed within the industrial areas, other external places, farm compounds, construction sites, and labor camps. 

 

 

Good Samaritans

A Filipino chef, Nene Joan Toribio, believes the positive things you do for other people can often reverberate back to you. Through her Facebook page "J6’s Takoyaki at Ihaw-Ihaw," she tries to reach out to the Filipino frontliners, those who are currently out of job, have not been receiving salaries on time and practically those who need some cheering up at this time.

She offers free meals either for lunch or dinner, whatever is available. "I want to give back to the community in a way I know best - through my cooking! With the current heath and safety situation, I know that good, free meals can bring joy and happiness to people somehow,” she said.

Another Filipino expressed her willingness to help those who are not working and run out of food due to the pandemic. She urged everyone to don’t go to sleep with an empty stomach and do not hesitate to send a private message at Whatsapp 66221697 as they will be more than happy to provide free meals.

"Note: You must be living near Almeera Mansoura so we can just drop and go," she added.

She encouraged everyone to accept the challenge with hashtag #JoinTheCause, Humanity above everything!""

McDonald's has also given free meals to those working in the frontline to fight Covid-19. Some healthworkers posted online about the food offer from this famous fastfood chain.

Another global fastfood giant, Burger King, is offering free meal and free delivery for every purchase of any meal. You can get the same or lower price for free. To order, visit their website here

Other options available is to download Burger King Qatar app via:

App store: http://tiny.cc/tipvfz

Google Play: http://tiny.cc/capvfz Or

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