The monthly distributions of the Hellenic Relief Foundation and their partner organization continued shortly before the big distribution for Easter, in order to support those in need who are feeling the effects of the financial crisis more intensely, due to the increased prices in basic food products. The monthly distribution was held, as usual, at their headquarters in Athens, in partnership with the Social Committee of the Athenian Society.
The food packages, provided to financially weakened families and single households, contained pasta, rice, flour, orzo, oil, and more. In total, around 350 food packages were distributed. In addition, food was provided to the Meropeio Nursing Home of Athens, the St. Nicholas Foundation, and the Special Needs School of Pireaus. The beneficiaries were also able to obtain lighter clothing for themselves and their families, as the weather is getting warmer, donated by the omogenia through a number of Philoptochos groups from parishes in New Jersey, as well as individuals who support the H.R.F’s efforts.
The distribution was conducted under COVID-compliant protocols, including taking the temperature upon entering the premises, and providing either proof of vaccination, antibodies, or a negative rapid test. It was organized under the direction of Ms. Maria Siourdi, director of the H.R.F’s partner organization, and with the assistance of volunteers including Soula Belli, Antonia Pantouvaki, and Nota Alamagkou.
The H.R.F.’s distribution efforts, which have been ongoing monthly since 2012, are made possible by the monthly support of the H.R.F.’s corporate donors including the N. Konstantopoulou Group, Agrovim, the Social Committee of the Athenian Society, Food Bank, Loulis Mills, Arla Foods, and others.