For the last three years FAST UK has helped to finance an emergency food bank for some of the poorest families living in the village of Apalina. We were asked to help when Pastor Attila Toth realised that some families were trying to survive on one or two small meals per week. In the summer months it is possible for families to survive on gleanings from locally grown crops but in winter this is quite impossible; with temperatures dropping to –32c the ground is covered with snow and ice.
With the money we send Pastor Attila Toth is able to purchase good basic food locally, this food is then distributed by him according to need. On a recent visit Pastor Attila Toth told a trustee of FAST UK that the funds provided have enabled people to have enough to eat through the harsh winters and, in a few cases, prevented people from starving to death.
Currently we are sending around £1500.00 per year, we would like to send more if we can. £1500 feeds 200 people through the winter, £2000 would feed 300, this amounts to about £10 per person to see them through a winter; can you help someone eat well this winter?
Here are some pictures of the recipients of the foodbank in winter 2019.