Christmas Food Collection
Each year before Christmas, the Food Bank organises food collection from private persons. Volunteers of the Food Bank hand out leaflets to customers on their way to the food store to inform them about the food collection. Finishing shopping, donors deliver their donations to the collection points within the store. We have simultaneous collections in several retail stores (Auchan, METRO, TESCO) and donations – including mostly non-perishable goods, sweets and chocolate – are distributed to families living near the collection locations through our partners before Christmas.
Private persons generally donate half to one ton of food in each retail store that is delivered to the needy similarly to other food products. These food collections partly aim to increase the quantity of food for distribution but are also designed to raise awareness about our activities in the wider public. The key sponsor of the Christmas food collection campaign is CIB Bank Zrt.