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Feed a person for just 10 pounds through the Apalina Food Bank with FAST UK

We are raising funds to feed 300 people in Apalina for FAST UK because for just £10 you can feed a person for winter!

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FAST UK

We help children and families in Romania to fight against poverty and discrimination

Charity Registration No. 1140963

Story

For the past three years FAST UK has helped to finance an emergency food bank for some of the poorest people and families living in the Rroma village called Apalina on the outskirts of Reghin. So far the charity has helped to feed over 200 families but we would love to help more!

After a past visit we were asked for some help by Pastor Attila Toth who informed us that many families within this village were trying to survive on just 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 with temperatures often dropping to as low as -32 degrees centigrade with snow on the floor this makes this way of living almost impossible.

With the money raised on this page as a charity we will send money to Attila so that he is able to purchase good basic food locally in Reghin. All of the food purchased will be given out to the most needy families according to the need. 

On a recent visit this summer that I was on Attila told one of our trustees that the funds provided over the past few years have enabled people to have enough to eat through the harsh winters and in a few cases even prevent people from starving to death. After seeing the people living within the village in September 2017 and hearing many families stories, I feel very passionate about helping them and would love you to as well!

Currently the total we send to the food bank is £1500.00 per year but we would love to send more if possible so more people can be helped. The £1500.00 we give feeds approx 200 through the long winters which amounts to about £10 per person to see them through the whole winter period. This money not only enables people to eat but also to have a much easier time throughout the winter months as this is often the hardest time for families living in such a difficult environment and with so little. 

Can you help some on eat well this winter for just £10?

If you can help then that would be fantastic, remember no matter how much you can donate, every pound helps to feed a person for a day, week, month and winter.



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  • Food for the Apalina Food Bank purchased and ready for distribution
  • Lavente after gratefully receiving his food from the Apalina Food Bank +11

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