Poor health, mental health issues, aging, or homelessness are some of the reasons why hundreds of people in Plovdiv are unable to provide or prepare food on a daily basis.
For over 10 years, the Catholic organization "Caritas Vitaniya" has been reaching out to the indigent, lonely, and excluded children and adults in the region.
Another long-term mission of the organization is called "Fellowship Lunch." It aims to provide meals for extremely poor and homeless people in Plovdiv, either as ready-to-eat food or any kind of food with a shelf life of at least one month. Get involved so that hundreds of people facing life's challenges don't have to do it on an empty stomach.
How can I help?
Donations of canned cooked meals and products with a long shelf life are collected, such as:
- Bean stew
- Beans with meatballs
- Sausage beans
- Chirpan-style meatballs
- Tripe soup
- Chicken fricassee
- Chicken with potatoes
- Tas kebab
- Pâté or luncheon meat
- Canned fish
- Fresh milk (UHT)
- Jam in a jar
- Basic biscuits
- Instant coffee/"3 in 1"
- Bulgarian yogurt
- Vacuum-packed white cheese (with a shelf life of at least one month)
- Vacuum-packed cheese (with a shelf life of at least one month)
The list is indicative. You can donate any food that meets the requirement of being canned and having a long shelf life.
You can also help the indigent people in Plovdiv by providing hygiene materials, such as:
- Liquid soap
- Wet wipes
- Toilet paper
Please see the detailed list and follow the availability table here.
You can also volunteer for the following activities:
- Packet preparation
- Distributing the donations
If you are interested, click the green "I'll do it" button and call the organizers to indicate your willingness to participate in on-site work.
This mission will continue as long as there are people who need it and depend on it.
The Catholic organization "Caritas Vitaniya"
Why should I participate?
One lunch may not seem like much to you, but for some, it may be their only meal for days. Canned beans may not be a lot, but for some, it can be a lifeline. When you donate even a little to someone, your own bowl always seems half full.
How to participate?
Click the green "I'll do it!" button and follow the instructions.
Once a mission you participate in ends, you can tell us how it went in a couple of sentences ("it was great" won't do).
It's simple: after the end we send you instructions - follow them. This way you earn points and rise in rank , others get inspired and we're all happy.