Hello, dear friends!
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.
On behalf of our whole team – THANK YOU!
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!
Dear Friends and Supporters,
We are happy to share with you that we are in a process of preparation of our next food campaign. And guess what - it will be our biggest so far. We are planning to support 140 families in need – 43 young pregnant women, 56 babies up to 12 months and 41 toddlers younger than 2 years.
Tailored to the special needs of each of the families and stages of motherhood (pregnancy, baby or toddler), the families will receive an individually prepared food package. Besides the standard packages, we will buy some extra products for the families living in the worst conditions.
Stay tuned because we will share all details in regards to the campaign once we deliver the products to those families in need.
And please do not forget - because of you and your generosity, 140 pregnant women, teenage moms and their babies will have food on their table for a month.
We hope that this campaign will continue inspire and excite you and with your help we will be able to continue providing food for the babies and their moms.
Dear Friends and Supporters,
We are happy to share with you that while preparing the next food campaign that will take place in the begining of next month, we joined hands with two other Bulgarian NGOs and managed to deliver urgently needed support to 43 families we are working with.
Please keep supporting us so that we can continue reponding to food vulnerability. This week, GlobalGiving is giving us a great chance by matching your donations. The Little by Little campaign will take place between 4th and 8th of April when all eligible donations up to $50 per unique donor per organization will be matched at 50% during the campaign.
If you’re able, please make a donation until Friday because in that way your good will be amplified. If you’re unable to donate at this time, there are many other ways you can support those most in need! You can advocate for us by sharing our mission with a family member, friend or colleage. Even a quick mention on your social media would mean the world to us.
The COVID-19 pandemic that has spread rapidly and extensively around the world since late 2019 has had profound implications for food security and nutrition.Already, before the outbreak of the pandemic, according to the latest State of Food Security and Nutrition report, some two billion people faced food insecurity at the moderate or severe level. Today, I will share with you the story of Eleonora, one of those two billion people, who cannot afford food for them and their families.
Eleonora is a mother of four. The youngest child, Stilyan, is only 3 months old. Eleonora and her husband are from a very small village in the Northern part of the country. The man is working in adairy farmwithout an employment contract, receiving a minimum salary, Eleonora is at home taking care of their four kids. Without being good in math, we can easily do the calculation and see that such a small amount of money couldn’t be enough for a family of 6.
Unfortunately, her story is rather common then exception. And the worst part is that this story doesn’t get any better. Because of the poor conditions the family is living in, the baby gets COVID-19 and is currently in the hospital. To help, Eleonora, we sent her, packs of infant formula that will be enough for a month, together with a lot of hygiene products and diapers.
This story shows the importance of implementing projects like this one that can react in such urgent situations. Because in the short term, poor nutrition can contribute to stress and tiredness, but over time, it can lead to some serious health problems.
Eleonora, her son and the many others like them need your support, so please don’t let them down. We know there are so many good charities that will seek your help and you should know how honored we are when you choose to make a gift to our cause.
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