Talabat and Kitopi distribute 20,000 meals to communities impacted by COVID-19

- Talabat and Kitopi join forces to distribute 1,000 meals daily, over lunch and dinner 

- Meals are prepared fresh in Kitopi kitchens and delivered by Talabat to communities impacted by COVID-19 

- Meals are being delivered to communities that need it most, in close collaboration with Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Police 

Talabat, the leading food and grocery delivery platform, and Kitopi, the leading state-of-the-art managed cloud kitchen platform, have joined forces to distribute 20,000 meals to support a community heavily impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Through the partnership, Kitopi prepares 1,000 meals daily, which Talabat delivers to communities around Dubai that need the most support, in close collaboration with Dubai Police and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). A safe drop-off zone has been created to keep safety as the top priority. 

Jihad Bou Nasr, Country Manager of Kitopi UAE, believes that it’s at times like these when it is crucial to come together as a community. 

“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 Talabat UAE, says this partnership has been humbling, being able to provide meals to those who need it most. 

‘People are struggling, and it is particularly those who are living day-to-day or week-to- week 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.’ 

Both companies are taking enhanced precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by ensuring that all staff and volunteers wash and sanitize their hands, wear gloves and masks, and sanitize surfaces regularly.

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