Mar. 30, 2009

Food Bank

A special Food Bank drive was held March 27th-28th throughout Lithuania due to deteriorating economic conditions which are especially acute for the poor. (The project is organized by the charity "Maisto Bankas", en. "Food Bank".)

Thanks to the help of our 40-strong volunteer group &, of course, generosity of shopping center customers who donated food, we managed to collect food twice as much as last year, November 28th-29th! In monetary terms, it is worth 21 thousand Litas, over 6 thousand Euro.

The food will be distributed to members of Old Friends' Home: poor elderly, etc.




Our volunteer Aurelija giving out leaflets to shop customers & asking them to donate food.
She also invited her pupils from middle school where she teaches English language to help as volunteers. 5 of them joined us.


Volunteers collect the donated food

Our youngest volunteers happily giving out leaflets to shop customers & asking them to donate food

Volunteers quickly posing for a photo in the midst of intensive work of collecting, registering & packaging the donated food



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