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Target: £74300

Raised: £23813.30

About this campaign

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We are the Athens Food Collective

And we are raising £74,300 (€85,100) to provide food for the people: our response to COVID-19. Please join us.

Khora, Pampiraiki, Steps and the Syrian and Greek Youth Forum (SGYF) are working together to provide food for the people in Athens.

Our collective includes people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and motivations. We work with refugees, displaced people and people with street connections in Athens to get food to everybody who needs it.

Some of us have a lived experience of hunger from war, displacement and financial crisis. We all believe that wellbeing is not a dream and we act in solidarity.

COVID-19 requires an emergency response

With COVID-19, we’ve seen a massive increase in demand for our food collective. Public services have stopped, reduced or become unreliable. People are isolated and support networks are under threat.

Despite the lock down having lifted in Greece (for now), demand for our food services has not stopped. People still need food. They are fighting to rebuild their lives under the pressures of a struggling economy and active hostility from the government, media and public opinion – always too quick to use the people with the least power in society as scapegoats.

We’re in the gap, providing access to 52,000 meals a month for the people who need it.

The long-term social and economic effects of COVID-19 are already being felt by our communities.

Food for the people, from the people

We’re calling on you to join us. Support the Athens Food Collective so we can bring food to people who need it.

 We need an extra £74,300 (€85,100) to provide food.

Support us. Everything you donate will be spent on providing food for the people who need it.

Join us. Please donate and share now.

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Khora

Khora is a volunteer collective. We are cooking 900 hot nutritious meals every day to give away and deliver to people who need it.

Since COVID-19, demand for our service continued to rise to five times our planned capacity. Despite the lockdown ending, people still rely on our food and still come to us for it.

We need an extra £49,700 (€57,000) to provide food for the people.

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Pampiraiki

Pampiraiki is a volunteer association. We get and distribute aid, including food, to people who need it and to other groups.

Since COVID-19, we have been delivering weekly food supplies to groups and families with the means to cook. As more people are facing hunger, demand is rising.

We need an extra £11,600 (€13,300) to provide food for the people.

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Steps

Steps is a grass-roots non-profit organisation. We support and empower street-connected people without discrimination.

Since the start of the outbreak, we have been working with Khora in their kitchen to provide access to over 200 hot, nutritious meals with fruit and water for street-connected people in Athens.

We stand with solidarity for the people.

We need an extra £13,000 (€14,900) to continue providing food for the people who need it.

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Syrian and Greek Youth Forum

We are an international activism movement in Athens. We work to build our communities, find pathways to employment and implement social inclusion. Since December, 2019, we have been cooking with Khora one day each week.

Through the lock down, we also provided food packages directly to the Syrian community in Athens.

We share our food costs with Khora. Your donation will help us provide food for the people.

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The Athens Food Collective is supported by a number of volunteers, funding bodies and companies. These include Help Refugees, who are receiving funds on our behalf. We are raising money for the extra cost of our combined  COVID-19 response. Join us and donate now.

Sign up to the Athens Food Collective contact list here: Sign up!

Check out our websites for more information about us:

khora-athens.org

steps.org.gr/en

facebook.com/groups/pampiraiki

sgyf.city

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