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The Food Bank “Paēdušai Latvijai”

One person needs at least EUR 300 in month to provide itself with all required goods and services. For food, nearly EUR 85 for one person in month are spent. More than 21% of all employed receive the minimal salary. After payment of taxes, the income does not exceed the national minimum living wage in amount of EUR 253 for one family member (source: the Central Bureau of Statistics). Due to the inelastic bureaucratic system, some of such families cannot receive the status of poor or low-income families that might improve their miserable financial condition.

However, they are hard-working families, which carry on doing low-paid work and paying taxes despite of their low income. To help the ones, who are short in finances for everyday living, the Samaritan Association of Latvia in cooperation with asks the nearest ones to open their hearts. The Food Bank “Paēdušai Latvijai” (“For a Fed Latvia”) raises funds for handing out of food packages for persons in need. Expenditure of one food package does not exceed EUR 6 It includes products that provide families with possibility to ensure themselves with wholesome everyday meal. The food package contains 12 products: wheat flour, manna, sugar, pasta, broken peas, and meal of barley, oatmeal, chicken bouillon, margarine, rice, canned stewed pork, and oil.

In prior, food packages are handed out to families with children with low income, for which the Social Service has not and cannot allocate the status of poor or low-income families.

As much as possible, the help is provided to pensioners and disabled persons with low income, for which the Social Service does not allocate the status of poor or low-income person. In cooperation with other regional charity organisations and Social Services of local authorities, the help is provided all over Latvia. Each applicant for help will be assessed to make sure that the support is provided to the ones who need it the most.

The project of the Food Bank “Paēdušai Latvijai” (“For a Fed Latvia”) is being implemented by the Samaritan Association of  Latvia with the charity portal and charity organisations all over Latvia thanks to support of the state stock company VAS „Latvijas Valsts meži”
Donation possibilities: the charity telephone 90006488 (EUR 1, 42), internet banks of Swedbank and SEB, charity boxes or filling up a Saving Package (Glābējpaka). More information about the project is provided on:

The Project is placed online on: 09.01.2016

Project completed 31.12.2016 for donations does not charge any commissions or brokerage fees. All the donated money reaches 100% for its intended purpose. administrative costs not covered by your donations.

It's also possible to make a donation by calling to the charity phone number 90006488*.

* Call charges 1.42 euros, including Lattelecom service charge per call 12.1%. If you can not donate calling from mobile phones, please contact your operator to find out whether your selected tariff allows you to make calls to phones charity. Unfortunately, the prepaid card users are not able to donate to charities by calling the phone.

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