It’s time for an update! We’re now counting down the weeks until this summer’s campaign and are collecting the last bits of information we need in order to go out into the Fakulteta and Stolipinovo neighborhoods and give out food packages to the families most in need.
While finalizing the list of families which will receive support, we are also comparing offers from different sources, so that we can get the best ratio between quantity and quality for the food packages we’re about to distribute.
While we were planning the campaign, a specially designed food package for poor families with pregnant women and young children was created by one of the most prominent specialists in child nutrition in Bulgaria. Once the list of foods was made available to the wider public (including our team), we started planning the campaign with Dr Douleva’s advice in mind. We are now getting offers for all of the nutritious foods on the list, making sure that the resources you’ve trusted us with will be used in the best way possible, contributing to the wellbeing of those most in need.
Thank you for your generous support and keep your eyes open for our next update!
If you’ve been wondering what we’ve been up to – look no further! The last few months have been busy for our team with many initiatives taking place all at once. Planning our next food campaign has been among these and I’m here to tell you about what’s cooking, not so figuratively speaking!
After the success of our last food donation campaign,thanks to which 150 families received food packages, we are in the process of preparing for the next one which we are aiming to make happen in by early summer.
In the next month we will be reaching out to potential partners from the FMCG industry so that we can increase the impact of the campaign. After a lengthy deliberating process, this time our team has decided to focus on fewer families, but provide food packages which will last longer. Making the decision to decrease the scope of the initiative was not easy, but we believe that this is the most meaningful way to go forward – a significant number of the families we work with live in extreme poverty and as severe precarity for them is a daily fact of life, we want to make sure that they receive support for longer.
We will make sure to let you know how the campaign went – in the meantime, remember that it is your caring and support which make our food campaigns possible and put smiles on hundreds of faces of people in need.
We are delighted to share with you that thanks to your support, at the end of the summer we carried out our biggest food campaign so far!
Furthermore, the number of families we supported even exceeded the goal of 140 that we had aimed to achieve. 150 families received food packages, including 45 young pregnant women, 60 babies aged 0-12 months, and 45 toddlers aged 13-24 months.
The packages were individually prepared for each stage of motherhood (pregnancy, baby and toddler). The campaign was also supported by a significant donation of baby purees and baby porridge by a leading company in the marketing and distribution of consumer packaged goods in Bulgaria. As usual we were considerate of the fact that in some families babies were primarily or exclusively breastfed at a later age – in such cases the packages were modified accordingly to focus on the nutritious needs of the breastfeeding mom.
While fundraising for our next campaign, we are still helping women and babies in need, by visiting the mothers and speaking with them about how important breastfeeding is and by teaching them how to prepare nutritious food for themselves and their babies with a limited budget.
We would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who have donated and those who continue to donate – your support ensured that 150 pregnant women, teenage moms and their babies had food on their table for a month.
We are planning our next food donation campaign for the spring of 2023 – we’ll keep you posted!
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