Wednesday , December 8 2021

Foods are enough food. But they do not have the money for workers


She is a three-year-old Denisa of Prague, a two year old son in her new apartment in Prague 4. From birth to a single parent and, as it happens, only with a budget tight.

So, it's pleasing to be celebrated on Saturday, when the National Food Collection is being held for the sixth time, where people in 680 stores of some chains across the country can buy and give a resilient food and necessary drugs. One year ago there were over 370 tons of food and 41 tonnes of dry goods.


"It will make a lot of money in my budget because diapers and drugs are the most expensive items," said Mrs. Denisa. According to IPSOS research for organizing Business to the Society, one fifth of Czechs are regularly involved with the collection. Most often they give goods worth a hundred to 250 crowns.

The food given is distributed and sent to the destination by the Czech Food Banking Federation, usually in the region where they will be given. This year, it will also use the new logistics center in the Modletice near Prague, which is provided free of charge by the Penny Market. The chain comes to two million pounds each year.

This help is welcome to food banks. They admire that they have enough food for the needs, often do not have money for normal traffic.

The only permanent support of the state budget for this year is CZK 33 million from the Ministry of Agriculture. "Because it is a social and humanitarian area, financial support should be referred to these entities from other sources," said Vojtěch Bílý, spokesman for the agriculture sector, to the Daily. It suggests that banks turn to the Department of Environment, County, Town Hall and Private Donor.

The counties where food banks operate tend to participate at least in part in their operations. "Together with private financial payers, these are very unfortunate, very little," said Veronika Láchová, director of the Czech Federation of Food Banks, to the Journal.


Generally, donors think it's enough to put the food itself. "But little realize that food banks themselves do not eat the food they get," said Lacha.

Cannons from food bank warehouses can not pay for work for dozens of full-time employees, they will not be willing to rent instead of homeowners where their banks.

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