On September 3rd, the Hellenic Relief Foundation’s monthly food distribution took place at their and their partner organization’s headquarters in Athens. The distribution took place with the beneficiaries coming once again to the H.R.F.’s facilities, observing all the mandated and recommended coronavirus health and security measures.
In total, around 370 food packages were distributed, which contained basic food items and non-perishables, (pasta, legumes, orzo, tomato paste, oil, sugar, flour, milk, etc.) as well as products which were donated by Greek companies and the Athenian Society; products such as butter, cheese, frozen vegetables, frozen fish sticks, waffle batter mix, sanitary napkins, chocolates, gum, and more.
The distribution day also provided the H.R.F. with good news. Among the beneficiary families who received their parcels was Christos Filippos Spatoulas, son of the family of the same name, who excelled with 17000 points in the Panhellenic university examinations, and passed first in the Occupational Therapy school of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. The Hellenic Relief Foundation and its partner organization wholeheartedly wish him good progress in his studies, and strength in his endeavor, and we on our part will continue to support him.
Also, continuing our annual tradition, despite being in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, we are preparing for the distribution of school supplies to the children of beneficiary families, set to take place next Thursday. School stationery kits have been donated, with the first round of kits already delivered, by SKAGIAS SA.
The distribution was organized by Ms. Maria Siourdi, director of the H.R.F’s partner organization, and with the voluntary assistance of Emy Spanou, Soula Belli, and Antonia Pantouvaki.
Corporate donors for this distribution included the N. Konstantopoulou Group, Food Bank, Arla Foods, Kamilaris AEBE, and Agrovim.
ABOUT HELLENIC RELIEF FOUNDATION
The Hellenic Relief Foundation Inc. is a non profit organization (501(c)3) and was founded in 2012, with the goal of raising funds in the United States to be used towards the purchase of food items, and other basic necessities for the underprivileged in Greece that have increased in numbers due to the current crisis. To date, around 655,000 dollars have been remitted, and with donations within Greece, as well as volunteered social and medicinal services, the true value of the aid is roughly 1.5 million dollars. The expenses of the HRF are covered by board members. For more information: www.hellenicrelief.org
Photo Credit: Stavros Tsakiridis