Food, toys, distributed to 136 underprivileged families in Oman

Oman Wednesday 18/May/2016 21:54 PM
By: Times News Service
Food, toys, distributed to 136 underprivileged families in Oman

Muscat: More than 100 underprivileged families in Muscat received food packets and toys from the firm ‘Protiviti’ in Oman, as part of the global ‘I On Hunger’ programme. The distribution of food was conducted along with the Nidaa al Khairi charity group. ‘I On Hunger’ seeks to deliver over two million meals to the needy throughout the world.
The campaign, which was held recently, included packaging of food and toys, which were then distributed to assigned families. Volunteers travelled throughout Muscat to distribute the packets to assist underprivileged individuals, as well as bring smiles to the faces of children.
“We foster active community support through our innate social responsibilities as humanitarian citizens. I’m pleased that we exceeded our target this year to 136 families, thanks to our employees and their families who pitched in to raise more funds for this noble cause. This year, we put smiles on the children we met, to encourage and instil hope in them that their future is bright, as it our moral duty to be givers,” Shatha Al Maskiry, Protiviti Managing Director said.
Raed Ali, one of the organisers, said that helping the poor is a moral obligation for everyone. “This was an extremely rewarding day which served as a reminder to us and the community that our moral obligations demand that we serve society, as our needs and successes are intertwined. I am happy because we exceeded our target and we are pumped to continue doing this.”
“I would like to thank everyone for their support in spreading awareness and fighting hunger and giving hope to underprivileged families. We are looking to be involved in more humanitarian causes very soon,” noted Ali.