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The capital is urging citizens to donate food to those in need, if they can

Prague to hold Mayor’s Food Collection event for the second year

Prague to hold Mayor’s Food Collection event for the second year

In 2020, the capital collected 1,200 kilograms of food and hygiene products for those in need

On 13 December, the City of Prague revealed that it will hold the Mayor’s Food Collection charity event for the second year in a row. As its name suggests, the event is held under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague Zdeněk Hřib and in collaboration with the Humanitarian Aid Foundation.

This year, the organisers will collect basic food and hygiene supplies on 16 December from 10 am to 6 pm in front of the New Town Hall building on Mariánské náměstí.

Building on previous success

In 2020, Prague held the Mayor’s Food Collection for the first time in history. During the event, the capital successfully collected 1,200 kilograms of supplies, which mainly consisted of durable food and hygiene products. In addition to this, citizens also donated a total of CZK 45,000 (EUR 1,773) which the event’s organisers then used to purchase food for those in need.

Commenting on the upcoming event, the chairwoman of the Committee on Social Affairs Eva Horáková shared that the organisers seek to help single parents, seniors, and those who are homeless have a peaceful Christmas. Similarly, Mayor Hřib noted:

"A pandemic affects the lives of all of us – be it health, psyche or finances. I would like us to be able to find a piece of kindness in ourselves and the people around us, especially before Christmas. It is a way to keep a good mood, at least in difficult times. As a result, even a small gift can help – both the recipient and the donor. If you can do just that, try it.”

Like last year, citizens can donate food items and hygiene products or contribute financially by sending a donation to the Humanitarian Aid Foundation. The donations will then be distributed by the foundation and the Food Bank of Prague to ensure that everyone can have the Christmas they deserve.

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