BENJAMIN’s Foodbank

ESTABLISHED YEAR: 2010

PURPOSE OF OPERATION:
Greece is experiencing the economic crisis very badly from 2008 until today, as a result of which a large percentage of the population lives below the poverty line (432€ /month ή 435$ USD /month). In 2013 approximately 2,500,000 people lived below the poverty line. Most mothers supported by BENJAMIN have have an annual income below €5,000 or $5600 USD
The number of single-parent families facing poverty is increasing. This is why BENJAMIN founded the food and clothing bank to help these mothers and their children in need. The fact that the economic condition in our country is getting worse , has as a result even greater demand for food from families in need of material support. Already, the demand for food is far greater than the first budget available to us. The needs are much greater than we could imagine. This program directly responds to vital needs of our society and we ask for everyone’s valuable help.

FOODBANK’s STATISTICS

TOTAL BENEFICIARY MOTHERS=69
TOTAL BENEFICIARY KIDS= 107
AGES OF SUPPORTED CHILDREN= From infants to 18 years
AVERAGE MONTHLY FOOD COST PER SUPPORTED MOTHER=40€ or 45$USD
FREQUENCY OF FOOD DISTRIBUTION / PER SUPPORTED MOTHER=
Once a

monthly

TYPES OF FOOD: DISTRIBUTION: Olive oil, Evaporated milk (in a package of 6 or 8 pieces), Legumes, Cereals, Pasta, Tomato sauce, Rice, Flour, Sugar, Jam or honey, laundry detergents.

As part of the food bank, clothes and toys (new or used) are distributed (whenever is available) to the supported children.

FOOD BANK SUPPORTERS : Mostly it is ordinary citizens who will make a small donation to BENJAMIN or buy food and bring it to the food bank. There are companies and associations that also collect food for BENJAMIN. BENJAMIN.There is also a collaboration with local suppliers/traders and food is purchased at low/favorable prices to achieve the goal of supporting mothers and their children.

You can also support our effort to provide the essentials to 66 mothers and their 108 children

Those who wish to contribute to this program, please contact us so that we can indicate the items they need to buy.
BENJAMIN
also has a food collection box to support single-parent families.
If a school, educational institution, company, office, or any club wishes to collect food for BENJAMIN for a certain period of time, they can request the box for this collection by calling their numbers

Statistics

Beneficiary children and mothers

Total estimated annual program cost

The aim is to cover the entire amount from donations from individuals or businesses or to find suitable donations of non-perishable food items