You Can Donate to Czech Food Banks at Grocery Stores This Saturday
People around Czechia are donating food and basic hygiene products for the needy on Saturday within the bi-annual National Food Collection.
Hundreds of shops, including stores owned by major chains, take part in the event in which people can donate non-perishable foodstuffs that will then be redistributed to those in need.
According to Aleš Slavíček, executive chairman of the Czech Federation of Food Banks, the demand for food aid has risen steeply in recent months, increasing by 20 to 30 percent in some regions.
The groceries and drug-store goods will be delivered to single mothers, seniors, asylum-seekers, and others in need. The annual wave of solidarity is also highlighted by volunteers who will help put the collection into life.
In most shops goods are being collected by volunteers between 8 am and 6 pm. People can also donate products bought online.
Citizens can donate food from the retail chains Albert, Billa, Globus, Kaufland, Lidl, Makro Cash & Carry, Tesco, and Rossmann.
Rohlik.cz and Tesco Online stores will also join the National Food Collection.
The National Food Collection is organized by BpS – the Business for Society in cooperation with the Czech Federation of Food Banks, NADĚJE, Salvation Army, and the Charity of the Czech Republic.
Last year, food banks supported around 300,000 people, but there are significantly more that would need help, with around a million people in the country living on the brink of poverty.
What can I donate?
Beverages with long durability are preferred. We recommend all kinds of cans (ready-to-eat meals, beans, etc.) rice, oil, pasta, instant soups, legumes, syrups, cereals, marmalades, teas, flour, cookies.
Where can I donate?
Volunteers wearing green aprons will be at the participating stores to accept your donation as you exit the store.
To learn more about Food banks, visit their website.
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