2005 News Story

Philanthropist sets up kitchen to feed pilgrims

Makkah Governor and Chairman of the Hajj Central Committee Prince Abdulmajeed bin Abdulaziz will inaugurate in Muzdalifa Saturday a second kitchen financed by philanthropist Mohammed bin Aboud Al-Amoudi, Saudi Gazette reported today.

The SR15 million (U.S. $4 million) kitchen will provide free meals to the pilgrims.  This is the second in the series of the charitable projects carried out by Al-Amoudi, the English daily report.  The first one was set up in Arafat at a cost of SR55 million ($15.67 million). The two kitchens will distribute more than three million packed meals to the pilgrims throughout Hajj.  The kitchen in Arafat served more than five million meals to pilgrims last year.