Al Rajhi Bank has recently joined hands with the Saudi Food Bank for distributing 50 thousand meals in a month to the beneficiaries registered at the association who were greatly affected by the pandemic, since all the events and celebrations were cancelled. The cancellation of events resulted in the absence of surplus food to be distributed as usual. Al Rajhi Bank decided to coordinate with the Saudi Food Bank to distribute those meals in five cities: Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Jubail, and Al-Ahsaa.
This initiative is one of Al Rajhi Bank’s recent social responsibility initiatives for the most needy families, and is an extension of the initiative of His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh, that was launched yesterday to help the poor and the expatriates who were affected by the pandemic in Riyadh, all with the aim of alleviating the damage caused by the pandemic.
In 2020, Al Rajhi Bank participated in a number of initiatives to aid the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic such as, supporting the Health Endowment Fund with 25 million SAR, donating 15.5 million SAR to the Community Fund, an initiative launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development and the General Authority of Endowments to intensify the collective efforts, increase the private and governmental donations and direct them through the most effective channels to meet the necessary needs of those affected by the pandemic. In addition, Al Rajhi Bank supported Watan Al-‘Ataa’ initiative with 9.1 million SAR in cooperation with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development to support the needy families stuck in their homes especially the sick and elderly, and to provide them with the food and medical supplies.
It goes without saying that Al Rajhi Bank’s management and employees believe with full conviction in the importance of the integration between the public and private sector to achieve the general strategy and vision of our beloved Kingdom. That’s why the Bank has always been one of the most important supporters of this integration through direct support or active participation in the social initiatives.