Talabat, the leading food and grocery delivery platform, and Kitopi, the leading cloud kitchen platform have joined forces to distribute 20,000 free meals to support communities heavily impacted by Coronavirus (Covid-19), the two companies announced in a joint statement earlier this week.
Kitopi prepares 1,000 meals daily which are delivered by Talabat to communities around Dubai that need the most support, by collaborating closely with Dubai Police, Dubai Health Authority, and Dar el Ber Society, a Dubai-based NGO.
The initiative has been live for over a week with over 10,000 free meals (spread over lunch and dinner) distributed so far to communities with Al Ras, Dubai.
Jihad Bou Nasr, Country Manager of Kitopi UAE, commenting on the initiative, said, “These are unprecedented times that require us to think beyond ourselves. Our mission is to revolutionize the way people can access food, and for us today, that means helping to feed the most vulnerable. This initiative would not have been possible without our chefs, the local authorities and Talabat. Together, we’re determined to continue serving our communities.”
Mo Yildirim, Managing Director of Talabat UAE, said, “People are struggling, and it is particularly those who are living day-to-day or week-toweek who are most affected by this, who need the most help. We would like to thank the Dubai authorities for diligently and calmly managing the situation, Kitopi for cooking the fresh meals, but also our riders – not only for delivering these meals, but for continuing to deliver food, medicines and groceries across the emirate so people can stay home.”
The two companies are also taking enhanced precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 by ensuring that all the staff and volunteers wash and sanitize their hands, wear gloves and masks, and sanitize surfaces regularly.