Amazon Saudi Arabia partners with Eta’am to launch ‘Iftar on Wheels’ donation programme

Amazon Saudi Arabia has today announced the launch of ‘Iftar on Wheels,’ a meal donation programme that will support Saudi families during Ramadan, leveraging the company’s delivery network across both central and remote locations within the country.

Country manager of Amazon Saudi Arabia, Abdo Chlala, said: “Amazon is committed to finding practical solutions to immediate community needs, such as hunger and natural disasters. 

“This commitment takes on even greater significance during the Holy Month of Ramadan. As we continue to serve customers during this busy season, we are also leveraging our scale as a force for good. ‘Iftar on Wheels’ will utilise our logistics, delivery and people networks to deliver meals to families who need them the most. We continue to invest in programs that nurture a meaningful work environment where our teams have the opportunity to give back to the communities where they live and work.”

The ‘Iftar on Wheels’ programme, run in partnership with the Saudi Food Bank, reflects Amazon’s efforts to bolster underprivileged families.

CEO of Saudi Food Bank (Eta’am), Faisal Al Shoshan, said: “We are pleased to partner with Amazon once again to make the Holy Month just a little easier and spread the spirit of giving to thousands of families in need. 

“Leveraging the power of Amazon’s technology, people and the company’s vast delivery network, ‘Iftar on Wheels’ will help us reach even more families not just in central but also in remote locations across the country. Amazon’s operations and delivery support are invaluable in delivering meals directly to those in need.”  

Since its launch in the region four years ago, Amazon has contributed to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 2 to achieve ‘Zero Hunger.’

Operations supervisor at Amazon Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Badokhon, said: “Ramadan is a very important time of the year for me, and I do my best to embody its values of generosity, sharing and giving. This year, the ‘Iftar on Wheels’ program gives me yet another opportunity to give back to my community.”