Times of Oman
OmanPride: Dar Al Atta’a distributes food to over 500 families
October 17, 2017 | 7:13 PM
by Times News Service
Dar Al Atta’a marked World Food Day, celebrated on October 16 worldwide, by distributing foodstuffs to support families in need.
 
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Dar Al Atta’a marked World Food Day, celebrated on October 16 worldwide, by distributing foodstuffs to support families in need. A large number of volunteers, school students, and corporate staff participated in sorting and packaging of food that was collected by the association in the past few weeks. The PDO staff and contractors too collaborated in this and donated food items. They donated non-perishable food, such as sugar, rice, pasta, tea, coffee, flour in response to an appeal made by Dar Al Atta’a. The association also received foodstuffs like rice, flour, oil, sugar, pasta, and other food items as part of donations from a number of schools, companies, and individuals.

A number of schools, corporate, and volunteer students took part in the screening and packaging process, which was a result of the social responsibility of members of the community. The considerable number of volunteers and the amount of donation received reflected the charitable spirit of the people of Oman.

The Muscat International School, The Amman International School, The American International School, The International Pioneers, The British School, The French School, The Qaboos Private School, The Model Crimea, and The Shams Al Ma’aref School also participated in this.




The food collection drive also included girls’ schools, such as Azzan bin Qais, Ibn Khaldun, Ben Majid, Dovecote Nursery, Montessori Nursery, Al Jawahir Nursery and Indian School Ghubra also took part. This was in addition to the participation of the City Seasons Hotel Muscat, Al Ahlia, Khimji Ramdas, PDO, and Turner & Townsend.

May Al Bayat, Marketing Director of Dar Al Atta’a said: “Dar Al Atta’a celebrates the effectiveness of World Food Day at this time every year. The aim is to collect food and give it to families in need whether they are registered families in Dar Al Atta’a or families in different areas in cooperation with other charitable groups. The event has seen a wide response from individuals and institutions and I thank all who contributed to the success of this event.”

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