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The iconic Coca-Cola Caravan returns to Baghdad, this Ramadan

The iconic Coca-Cola Caravan returns to Baghdad, this Ramadan

29.03.2023

Coca-Cola partners with Alghad Almushreq to donate 675,000 meals and beverages to families in need 

Coca-Cola Caravan ready to light up streets of Baghdad bringing joy and fun activities for residents 

In celebration of Ramadan and the spirit of giving and bringing communities together, the iconic Coca-Cola Caravan returns to the streets of Baghdad. The caravan will spread joy and cheer after iftar and, through a partnership with Alghad Almushreq, will deliver 675,000 meals and Coca-Cola beverages to families in need.  

Andrew Buckingham, Vice President and General Manager for the Middle East, The Coca-Cola Company said: “At Coca-Cola, we believe in the magic of coming together and supporting the communities where we operate. The return of the Coca-Cola Caravan builds on the success from last year and, we aim to reach even more people and bring more smiles and happiness across the city. Along with our bottling partner, Coca-Cola İçecek (CCI), I am also grateful to partner with Alghad Almushreq, as we break differences through our meal donation program.”  

“Giving back to our communities is one of our key priorities and part of CCI’s 2030 sustainability commitments. We are happy to share the blessings of Ramadan with many families and create magical moments through the Coca-Cola Caravan by supporting those in need” added Osman Kazdal, General Manager, Coca-Cola İçecek 

Coca-Cola Middle East and Alghad Almushreq, will also host an iftar for hundreds of less fortunate people, providing an opportunity for communities to not just breakfast, but #breakdifferences together in the spirit of unity and celebration. 

"We are proud to partner with Coca-Cola Middle East on this important initiative to support families in need. Coca-Cola Middle East’s contribution towards food donations during Ramadan provides much-needed support to deserving households and is in line with our own mission to support the essential needs of the most vulnerable populations," said (Name, Title) Alghad Almushreq, 

The Coca-Cola Caravan will travel through popular streets in Baghdad after iftar distributing gifts for children plus there will be several engaging activities, treats and surprises for all. 

This year, Coca-Cola Middle East has expanded the Ramadan Caravan experience to include Jordan and Kuwait to help donate and deliver more than three million meals during the holy month. 

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About The Coca-Cola Company in the Middle East  

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is a total beverage company, offering over 500 brands to people in more than 200 countries. 

The Coca-Cola Company Middle East operation spans across 12 markets including 6 GCC countries, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Yemen. With 23 bottling plants across the region, our portfolio includes nearly 20 sparkling soft drink brands including Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Thums Up, QJ, Canada Dry and Schweppes; our hydration and juice brands include Arwa, Crystal, Al Waha, Dasani Minera, Safia, Minute maid, cappy, Fuzetea and Glaceau Smartwater. 

Our company’s purpose is to refresh the world and make a difference and we’re constantly transforming our portfolio to bring innovative new products with something for everyone. We also seek to positively impact people’s lives, communities and the planet through our sustainability initiatives - from water replenishment to waste management, recycling to women empowerment initiatives while we continue to create a rewarding ecosystem for our employees, partners, consumers and customers. 

About Coca-Cola İçecek  

Coca-Cola İçecek Iraq proudly serves with three state-of-the-art production facilities and more than 800 direct employees. 

Coca-Cola İçecek, is a multinational beverage company which produces, distributes, and sells still and sparkling beverages of the Coca-Cola Company. CCI operates in 11 countries (Türkiye, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan) through 30 state-of-the-art production facilities with close to 10.000 employees.