As part of its commitment to make a difference in society, Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi donated leftover food from last Friday’s brunches to a volunteering organisation that helps feed stray dogs.

Marking the company’s annual Global Customer Appreciation Week (GCAW) and part of their ‘Spirit to serve our communities’ programme, the five-star hotel in Khalifa City gave away 11 kilograms of unconsumed food during their participation in ‘The Doggy Bag’ initiative.

Items included meat, chicken, seafood (non-shell), rice, bread, cooked and raw vegetables and selected pieces of sushi, saved from the hotel’s main buffet brunch in Khayal and new casual bar brunch in Appaloosa

Collected by Jamal Al Breiki, an Emirati chef who launched the ‘The Doggy Bag’ initiative, the hotel’s food was packed by staff volunteers, collected by Chef Jamal and then transported to Springbok Butchery and Catering UAE, where it was minced together.

It was later distributed to vets including Cloud 9 – a pet hotel and surgery, and volunteering groups who feed stray dogs in different locations including Industrial City of Abu Dhabi, Mussaffah and Khalifa City.

David Lance, General Manager at Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi, said: “We are extremely delighted to have participated in this initiative for the first time. When we heard about this project, we wanted to be part of it straight away as ‘The Doggy Bag’ fits with our Corporate Society Responsibility vision and what we want to achieve.”

“As a global hotel brand, we have a duty to not only look after our guests by offering excellent hospitality but to also support our communities – both human beings and animals. There are many stray animals in Abu Dhabi, including dogs, who do not get the enough food or water and it’s great to support a group of people who want to make a difference.”

Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi was among a number of nine Marriott hotels across the city to take part in the initiative, collectively the hotel’s donated 107 kg of food.

Source: Seven Media