Food Drive to Take Place on April 22nd. Join us!

Published: Apr 19, 2023 Reading time: 2 minutes
Food Drive to Take Place on April 22nd. Join us!
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The Food Drive (Sbírka potravin) is back! The spring round, organised by smaller food banks in combination with the Czech Federation of Food Banks, will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023. The Drive is held in various regions around the Czech Republic twice a year and we are proud, once again, to help out. So if you plan to go grocery shopping this weekend, feel free to stop on by and say hi!

The Food Drive takes place biannually in the spring and autumn and is an important day of solidarity where we can easily help those less fortunate than ourselves. Last year's spring round collected 325 tonnes of goods, and the autumn round collected 520 tonnes! All the food, as well as basic drug store items and toiletries, went to food banks where social workers were then able to provide care packages to those most in need. Can we once again work together and help even more people this time?

Where can you find us and who will you be helping?

You can find us at Kaufland in Ostrov and Jeseník, at Lidl in Bílina, and at Penny in Olomouc. We'll also be at Prostějov and Přerov. We'll be present at all locations from 8 am to 6 pm.

PIN staff will help with leaflet distribution, as well as advising customers on the best things to contribute to the Drive. Colleagues from other organizations will be ready behind the tills with shopping baskets to collect anything you wish you donate. The items collected will help those facing times of hardship, with special attention paid to families with young children and the elderly.

We hope to see you there!

"You can donate non-perishable food items such as canned goods, baby food, oil, rice, pasta, purees, and soups. People also often lack basic drug store items for children," says Kateřina Dosoudilová, Head of Social Services at PIN.

How can you help?

Every donation counts! When we all come together, we can accomplish great things!

1. You can stop by one of our stores in person. The Food Drive will be present in select branches of the Albert, Billa, COOP, dm drogerie markt, Globus, Kaufland, Lidl, MAKRO, PENNY, ROSSMANN, as well as assorted Tesco chains. You can find the nearest store to you by using this map. You can also go ahead and add items to your final purchase to be handed over to volunteers at checkout.

2. You can support the Drive online by shopping at Koší, Rohlí and iTesco.

3. You can become a volunteer. Simply fill out this form and someone to be in contact with you shortly.

Author: Eliška Ratiborská

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