Last Friday, 8 May, nearly 1,700 parcels were distributed to people in need by 80 volunteers. More than 800 individuals from Geneva donated food parcels – by bicycle, car and even truck – during the day – to show their support for this charitable initiative.
The Geneva food bank – Partage – provided 8 tonnes of food products, including rice, pasta, oil, sugar, as well as sanitary products.
They also provided an additional 4 tonnes of fresh products such as potatoes, salad and vegetables collected from local businesses and producers.
The people most in need in Geneva during this period include the ‘invisible’ Latin American and Filipino communities, as well as people from Mongolia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Middle East and sub-saharan Africa.
“At the end of the month, my pockets are empty. We have to pay the bills, the insurance, everything,” said Ingrid Berala, a Geneva resident from Nicaragua who works part-time. “This is great, because there is food for a week, a week of relief…I don’t know for next week.”(From REUTERS)