1. What is the aim of the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign?

Launched under the umbrella of Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiatives, the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign aims to mobilize local and regional support for the launch of a AED1 billion food endowment fund that will help implement sustainable programs to fight and eradicate hunger within a sustainable institutional framework.
The campaign also aims to provide individuals, businesses, businessmen and influential philanthropists with new ways to donate and make a difference, further promoting a culture of endowment as a traditionally rooted tool of development, and an investment for the future.

2. Who can contribute to the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign?

Institutions, businesses, businessmen and individuals across all segments of the society are invited to contribute to the campaign, which accepts donations of as little as AED 1. This allows a wider participation in this sustainable act of generosity, further boosting its positive impact in underprivileged communities around the world.

3. How long will the campaign run for?

The “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign starts on the first day of Ramadan 2023, and runs until it achieves the value of the endowment fund at AED 1 billion.

4. What kind of contribution can I make to the fund?

Since the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign is dedicated to launching a food endowment campaign that serves dozens of countries, the campaign accepts cash contributions only.

5. Will there be a Sharia committee to oversee the endowment fund?

A Sharia committee will be created and tasked with overseeing the sustainable and growing endowment fund, and will give Sharia-compliant advice in relevant matters. This move follows directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

6. Does a contribution towards an endowment fund count as an ongoing charity?

Endowment is a great way to do good and make a difference. It is also one of the best types of charity, as it keeps on giving as long as the endowment is maintained by investment and operations.

7. What methods are being implemented to grow the endowment fund and sustain its proceeds?

A committee will be created for the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign in order to launch the AED1 billion food endowment fund, overseeing and investing the capital in a way that achieves the highest return on investment. The committee will achieve this by focusing on feasible sectors in line with economic growth through a Sharia-compliant contemporary Islamic approach.
This committee will create processes and formulate regulations in accordance with international best practices, opening the door for the contribution of individuals, institutions, businesses, businessmen and influential philanthropists in order to enhance the impact of the endowment fund and reach more disadvantaged groups.
The committee will work closely with relevant authorities to ensure sound auditing of the fund’s operations, and consequently, a sustainable charity. It will be responsible for annually channeling proceeds of the endowment fund towards the establishment of sustainable food provision sites.

8. How can I contact organizers of the campaign?

You can contact the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign team through the dedicated call center on (800 9999), or via email at [email protected]

9. What are the working hours of the campaign’s call center?

The “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign call center welcomes calls during the holy month of Ramadan from 10 AM until 6 PM every day of the week, including weekends.

10. What are the available channels to contribute to the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign?

Any individual or institution can make a contribution towards the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign through the following channels:
1. Through the campaign website: www.1BillionMeals.ae
2. via SMS
3. Through the “1 Billion Meals Endowment”campaign’s dedicated call center: 8009999
4. Via bank transfers made to the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign’s official bank account
5. Via DubaiNow app.

Ways to contribute:
Method #1: Online donations through the Campaign’s Website:
Online donations to the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign through the website www.1billionmeals.ae
- Online donations through monthly subscription
- One-time online donations

Method #2: Donations via SMS:
Donations through monthly subscription (AED1 per day):
- Etisalat by e& users: Send the word “Meal” to 1110
- du users: Send the word “Meal” to 1020

One-time donation:
Send the word “Meal” to dedicated numbers for “du” and “Etisalat by e&” users inside the UAE:
- Send “Meal” to 1034 to donate AED 10.
- Send “Meal” to 1035 to donate AED 50.
- Send “Meal” to 1036 to donate AED 100.
- Send “Meal” to 1038 to donate AED 500.

Method #3: Donations via bank transfers to “1 Billion Meals Endowment” bank account:
Donations to the campaign through the official bank account as per the following details:
Bank Name: Emirates NBD
Account Name: Mohammed Bin Rashid AL Maktoum Global Initiatives Account no. 2.
Beneficiary Bank Address: Emirates Towers, Dubai, UAE
Account #: 101-533-34398-02
IBAN #: AE30 0260 0010 1533 3439 802
Swift Code: EBILAEAD
Currency: AED

Method #4: Donations via the DubaiNow app
Donations can be made through the DubaiNow app, under the “Donations” tab.

Method #5: Donations through “1 Billion Meals Endowment” Call Center on 8009999
Donations can be made by calling the campaign’s dedicated call center on the number (800 9999) from 10 AM until 6 PM, every day of the week including weekends.

11. How can I stop my monthly donation package subscription?

To stop the subscription made via electronic payment:
• Click on Unsubscribe in the subscription confirmation receipt that you receive via e-mail.
To unsubscribe via SMS:
• For Etisalat subscribers: To unsubscribe, send “c meal“ to 1110
• Du subscribers: To stop the subscription, send “c meal” to 1020

12. I encountered a problem with the electronic donation process, how can I contact technical support?

For technical problems in the electronic donation process, you can contact the campaign's call center via 8009999

13. I would like to make a large cash donation, but I don’t want to use a bank. What can I do?

For larger cash donations, please contact the campaign’s dedicated call center on 800 9999, and you will be aided by a specialized team.

14. How will the proceeds of “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign be use

Proceeds of the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign will be used to launch feeding programs in underprivileged communities around the world. To achieve this, the campaign will utilize data bases on underprivileged groups in countries it covers, as well as information provided by relevant entities in each of these countries, responsible for listing groups of those in need. These combined resources help ensure optimal fulfilment of the campaign objectives.