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Leading Oman hotels join forces for World Food Day Drive

Several of Oman's most well-known hotels recently came together to participate in a food cart race in Darsait. The event was held in commemoration of World Food Day. More than 1,000 members of hotel teams filled 145 boxes with food products to be donated to charity.

Leading Oman hotels join forces for World Food Day Drive

Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, partnered with five of Muscat’s most acclaimed hotels in a unique food cart race at LuLu Hypermarket in Darsait, in solidarity with World Food Day.

Over 1,000 members from the hotel teams filled 145 boxes of non-perishable goods that will be donated to Dar Al Atta’s Charity Association, which caters to the underprivileged families in the Sultanate.

In the spirit of giving and collective responsibility, Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, competed with teams from the Kempinski Hotel Muscat, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Sheraton Oman Hotel, Crowne Plaza Muscat and Grand Hyatt Muscat.

The Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa team raised a total of OMR 2,000 through a series of charitable initiatives including salary contributions and a coin donation campaign. With a total of OMR 5,500 divided equally, the teams completed the 10-minute race through the hypermarket to find as many food items as possible.

The General Manager of Al Bustan Palace, Katrin Herz, said:

“Helping families in our community is a cause that is very near and dear to our hearts given out line of business.

"We have adopted sustainable methods to reduce and dispose of food waste and firmly believe that the hospitality industry plays an integral role in championing this important cause that impacts every country around the globe.

"We hope that our actions will inspire others to follow our footsteps so that zero hunger can become a living reality.”

A number of Muscat’s hotels participate in annual social responsibility programs. The recent food cart race is just one of several such programs throughout the year. Staff of Al Bustan Palace is committed to contributing to the welfare of the local community by mobilizing skill-based volunteering and resources to make a difference with the “Community Footprints” program. This is the third edition of the World Food Day race, which has seen increasing success each year.

World Food Day is celebrated on October 16th to commemorate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.

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