In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Labor and Social Development, McDonald’s Saudi Arabia launched an initiative to express its appreciation for the Kingdom and especially for the “heroes” who have persevered to protect and preserve the health and safety of all. The company distributed more than 223,000 free meals and 6,000 coffee cups to health care and security heroes, quarantine centers and families affected by the pandemic across the Kingdom.
As part of its CSR program “Share the Goodness,” McDonald’s Saudi Arabia distributed meals in more than 32 cities and towns, including: Makkah, Madinah, Taif, Jeddah, Jazan, Najran, Ahad Rafidah, Khamis Mushait, Abha, Bisha, Al-Baha, Qurayyat and Tabuk.
The initiative is “a humble expression of solidarity and commitment to the local community,” the company said.
Mohamed Ali Reza, deputy general manager of Reza Food Services Company — McDonald’s western and southern regions, said: “We greatly appreciate and are proud of the tremendous efforts done by the government and the health care heroes in hospitals and quarantine centers during these difficult times. As part of the community, this is a simple gesture to express our gratitude to our nation during the crisis and we are humbled to be able to provide our heroes and support the nation by sharing the goodness with meals that they love and can enjoy.”
“McDonald’s Saudi Arabia is grateful to its employees for their dedication and support in serving the communities and making the company’s promise come true. Another purpose of the initiative was to create moments of joy in their day by giving them the chance to enjoy their favorite meals. McDonald’s Saudi Arabia is proud to be able to support the nation and its heroes and serve them anywhere, anytime and in the way that is most convenient and comfortable for them,” the company said.