King Mohammed VI proceeded at the district “El Qamra” in the district Yaâcoub Al Mansour in Rabat, at the launch of the national food support operation “Ramadan 1440”, initiated by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity in the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.
Mobilizing a budget of 70.242 million dirhams, operation “Ramadan 1440” will benefit this year to more than 2.5 million people, established in 83 provinces and prefectures of the Kingdom and grouped within 500,300 households, of which 402,238 live in rural environment.
Organized with the support of the Ministries of the Interior (Directorate General of Local Authorities) and Habous and Islamic Affairs, this national operation, which is in its 20th edition, has become over time an annual meeting to bring helping and comforting the most vulnerable social groups, including widows, the elderly and people with disabilities.
It is in line with the humanitarian program led by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity, which aims to provide support to the people who need it most, while promoting the culture of solidarity.
For the smooth running of this operation, thousands of people are mobilized, supported by social workers and volunteers, including young students. The implementation of this initiative is also subject to controls, in particular at the level of two committees, one local and the other provincial, which ensure on the ground the monitoring of the supply of the Distribution Centers, the identification of beneficiaries and the distribution of foodstuffs.
The Professional Group of Banks of Morocco (GPBM) and the General Treasury of the Kingdom also lend their support to the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity by helping to control the financial aspects of the operation. The National Office for Food Safety (ONSSA) oversees the quality control of food products distributed.