Chamber News | International Day of Charity
September 5, 2022
Volunteering day on the International Day of Charity at Maisto Bankas
On such an occasion, we are happy to take part in it.
Maisto Bankas gladly took us in where we volunteered at their warehouse. Besides doing the work, we got an opportunity to meet a lot of wonderful people who help positively impact lives on a daily basis.
Some keys figures about today:
1976 kg, almost two tons, of food was brought to Vilnius warehouse today from retailers (IKI, Rimi, Vikis, Maxima, Mon Ami) and logistic centers. The food was distributed to social organizations in the afternoon.
- 5730,4 kg of CO2 emission were saved;
- 380 000 liters of fresh water were used to produce all this food. It would have gone in vain if all this food went to landfill.
- this amount of food will turn into 3952 meals for people.
In 2021 “Maisto bankas“ saved 6045 tons of food from getting wasted:
- 17530 tons of CO2 emission saved;
- 1149 mln liters of fresh water saved;
- 12 mln meals.
Every second month “Maisto bankas“ distributes 70 000 – 80 000 food packages.
Here from information about the International Day of Charity
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“Maisto bankas” started its operations in Lithuania in 2001.
In 2007, “Maisto bankas” became an independent charity and support fund, the purpose of which is to fight against food waste, to promote social solidarity and citizenship, and to help the needy with food.
The organization is established in Vilnius, Panevėžys, Kaunas, Klaipėda and Šiauliai.