The InterContinental Regency Bahrain, a five-star hotel in the Kingdom has partnered with Conserving Bounties Society, Bahrain Food Bank to launch a food donation initiative during the Holy month of Ramadan.
The hotel will donate surplus food from its iftar gatherings to provide food assistance to more than 2,000 families in various residential areas, providing ready and fresh meals of guaranteed quality, that will be distributed immediately to the beneficiaries.
During Ramadan, the society aims to assist more than 2,000 families in addition to 6,000 workers all over the Kingdom of Bahrain by distributing around 20,000 meals through planned activities.
The initiative aims to enhance the spirit of support and cooperation in the community, by taking advantage of the surplus food as well as contributing to reducing food wastage which aligns perfectly with the IHG ethos.
The society is the first specialized society in the Kingdom to collect and pack surplus edible foods from hotels, restaurants, and various private occasions. The food is then re-distributed to families, labour camps, and various individuals all over the Kingdom. The initiative has significantly reduced the amount of food waste directed to the municipal landfill on a daily basis.
It has also reduced the negative impact of wasted food on the environment which is consistent with the goals of sustainable development initiated by Bahrain as of Bahrain’s vision 2030 requirements.