Jumbo Electronics donates AED 1 million to UAE’s 1 Billion Meals Campaign
Dubai, UAE, 6 April 2022: Jumbo Electronics today announced its association with Dubai Government’s ‘1 Billion Meals’ campaign in support of the fight against malnutrition and hunger around the world and has made a donation of AED 1 million to this cause.
The donation was also made to mark the 20th anniversary of remembrance of Jumbo Group founder Mr. Manohar Rajaram Chhabria. The contribution to the ‘1 Billion Meals’ campaign – the region’s biggest initiative aimed at delivering food to the most needy – is an important element of Jumbo Group’s goal to support those in need, especially during the holy month of Ramadan.
Vidya M. Chhabria, Jumbo Group, Chairperson, said: “We are delighted to support the Dubai Government’s ‘1 Billion Meals’ campaign with a donation of AED 1 million. Our relationship with the UAE and its people was established over 45 years ago and we are proud to be able to contribute to such an important initiative, which will provide urgent food aid to millions of people around the world. Ramadan is a time for self-reflection and charity and as a company Jumbo Group is in full support of the efforts made by the government here to help those in need.”
The donation towards the region’s biggest initiative to provide food support to those in need was made by Jumbo Electronics to the officials of the programme at Emirates Towers in Dubai.
Vikas Chadha, Jumbo Group, CEO, said: “As a company, Jumbo has always been passionate about helping those in need and our donation of AED 1 million to the ‘1 Billion Meals’ campaign highlights that. The UAE’s previous meal donation programmes have proved to be very successful, and I believe this year’s campaign will continue to follow that trend.”
The ‘1 Billion Meals’ campaign is organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian & Charity Establishment (MBRCH), the Food Banking Regional Network (FBRN), the UN World Food Programme, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and a number of organizations in the UAE and targeted countries.
The initiative aims to secure food aid for vulnerable communities in 50 countries around the world. It follows on from UAE’s previous Ramadan campaigns that include “100 Million Meals” and “10 Million Meals”, which were organized under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
About Jumbo Group
Established in 1974,Jumbo Electronics Co. Ltd. (Jumbo Group) is one of the oldest consumer electronics retailers in the UAE with an omnichannel retail experience. The concept offers superior experience and customized offerings on latest technology products and services, offline as well as online through jumbo.ae.
Founded by the late Mr. Manu Chhabria, the Jumbo Group is a diversified business conglomerate that has established a legacy of Trust and Stability in the over 47 years of its existence. Jumbo OmniChannel Retail offers the best in mobile phones, laptops, TVs, home theatres, cameras, gaming, lifestyle products, accessories and telecom services.
Jumbo is the strategic partner for high end premium brands like Sony, PlayStation, Dyson and Hisense appliances. Jumbo Electronics has 16 stores across the emirates and operates franchisee stores for Sony, Dyson and DU telecom.