Weʼve raised £580 to Khora Community Food
- Funded on Thursday, 9th August 2018
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Despite media attempting to convince us all that the refugee crisis in Europe is over, here on the ground in Athens this is far from the case.
So far this year, more than 13,000 people have arrived to Greece by sea (UNHCR). However in March alone, according to Al Jazeera, the number crossing on the land route was five times higher than March 2017. There are estimates that the land arrivals this year outnumber those by sea. Those who get to Greece via the land route find almost no reception facilities, and most of them head to Athens.
Many hundreds of people arrive from all over the world into Athens, which still lacks basic facilities. They are not being offered the support that is due to them in respect of their human rights to dignity, safe housing and nutrition.
Khora has been working in Exarchia, whose local activists are doing their best to house the many homeless refugees with nowhere else to go. While Khora was open we offered at least 500 hot meals a day, sometimes rising to 800 and more. During Ramadan this increased.
Since we have closed we have been contacted by several groups in recent weeks who are in desperate need of fresh food and basic cooking ingredients. We want to be able to help, but without a kitchen the best we can do is give them the raw materials they need.
Fresh fruit and vegetables are relatively cheap in Greece. On average, at Khora, we could buy in bulk 30kg of potatoes and onions at €5 each. Tomatoes were around 30c a kilo, making it €15 for 50kg. Aubgerines and courgettes are around 50c a kilo, making it €25 for 50kg. This would be what we would use for two days in Khora: approx 180kg for two days for 1000 plates of food.
Our aim is to raise enough money to feed at least 150 people per day for the time Khora will be closed (around 2-3 months) . We want to provide other basic food items such as oil, rice, bread, tea and sugar. This would include petrol, so our volunteers can drive to the market, buy and then deliver what is needed.
A little money goes a long way. Please support us to support our diverse and beautiful community.
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