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Hilton donates over 4,200 meals to underprivileged Egyptians

CAIRO, August 6, 2017

For the third consecutive year, Hilton has partnered with the Egyptian Food Bank (EFB) to donate meals to those in need.

A total of 11 of Hilton’s 18 hotels in Egypt participated in this year’s food donation initiative, giving away a total of 4,283 meals worth nearly EGP150,000 ($8.430.7).

The partnership with the Egyptian Food Bank aligns with Hilton’s corporate responsibility strategy “Travel with Purpose”, which focuses on creating opportunities, strengthening communities and preserving the environment in the markets in which the company operates

“We harness our global hospitality mission, Travel with Purpose, to help drive local solutions and social engagement in the communities where we operate,” said Mohab Ghali, vice president of operations, Egypt and North Africa, Hilton. “We mobilise our team members to become change makers in our local communities and our ongoing partnership with the Egyptian Food Bank is a great example of the ways in which our teams are making a difference in their own communities to help those in need.”

For the duration of the campaign, Hilton chefs at participating properties prepared fresh meals from the daily guest buffets using dry food items as per the availability at each hotel. The meals were transferred to food boxes in collaboration with the Egyptian Food Bank, and picked up by a representative from a local NGO within the EFB network. Local NGOs in the EFB network also provide recommendations for the food donation recipients in each city including orphanages and other organisations that serve the underprivileged and those in need.

Hilton hotels participating in the 2017 food donation initiative include, in Cairo: Hilton Cairo Zamalek Residences, Hilton Cairo World Trade Center Residences and Ramses Hilton; in Alexandria: Hilton Alexandria Corniche; in Hurghada: Hilton Hurghada Resort and Hilton Hurghada Long Beach Resort; in Sharm El Sheikh: Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort, Hilton Sharm El Sheikh Fayrouz Resort and Hilton Sharm Waterfalls Resort; in Luxor: Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa; and in Marsa Alam: Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort.

Hilton has properties in over 100 countries, employs more than 166,000 team members, and is part of the booming travel and tourism industry that contributes 1 in 10 jobs to the worldwide economy. As the leading hospitality company in the world, the Hilton portfolio includes 14 brands, more than 4,900 properties, and the company employs more than 166,000 team members across owned and managed properties and corporate offices around the worldwide. From iconic luxury properties to innovative focused-service hotels, the company’s brand portfolio is the highest performing and most diverse in the industry. In Egypt, Hilton’s portfolio includes 18 hotels and resorts across the country from the Mediterranean Sea, to the Red Sea and everywhere in between. - TradeArabia News Service

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