The Noodle House and VeggiTech deliver care packages to healthcare professionals in Dubai
In appreciation of Dubai’s healthcare and hospital heroes’ efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, The Noodle House partnered with VeggiTech, a UAE-based agri-technology start-up, to give back to those on the frontline with nutritional care packages of fresh locally grown produce.
The Noodle House and Veggitech will provide complimentary UAE-grown fruits and vegetables to all healthcare staff – from nurses and surgeons, all the way to housekeeping, maintenance, reception – through contactless delivery with its 11-strong delivery fleet.
“As they say, kindness is the best nourishment for humanity” says Nicola Walsh, Marketing Director, Sarood Hospitality, the Emirate’s leading homegrown restaurant management company. “Both Sarood Hospitality and VeggiTech applaud all frontline healthcare staff for working tirelessly during this pandemic and we’d like to give back to them in any way we can. Together with VeggiTech we are offering all healthcare workers the freshest fully traceable and locally grown fruits and vegetables, all prepared to the highest food safety standards straight to their doors.”
Aligned with Sarood Hospitality’s green initiatives, the produce is sustainably grown within 80 kilometres of Dubai – at VeggiTech’s Sharjah-based hydroponics and grow light assisted hydroponics farm, and will be delivered pre-packed in eco-friendly, compostable packaging.
Up to 500kg of locally grown produce will be available per day from the onset of this initiative, providing items such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, aubergines, curly parsley and kale, all of which carry a high nutritional value.
All the sustainably produced care packages can be traced with a QR code (which will be published on both The Noodle House DXB and VeggiTech Facebook pages) which will provide details about the entire growth cycle of each produce item and its nutritional value.
VeggiTech, the vegetation technology start up, addresses key challenges of traditional farming – soil, temperature and water – through its inhouse designed and manufactured system with multiple advantages including 95% less water usage and fertilizers; no pesticides, herbicides and fungicides (completely organic produce); 25-days harvest cycle compared to the 75-days in the field in conventional agriculture; and more.
Anyone working in the medical field is eligible and is advised to send a direct message to The Noodle House on Facebook