Food Bank “Your donation helps provide food aid to the poorest families!”
How does your donation help?
The Food Bank was established to take food from places that have too much to places that don’t have enough.
We put special emphasis on helping large families and families with young children, who live below subsistence level. Food banks get information about people in need from local social departments. Additionally, all food banks work with other charity organisations that also help people in difficult situations.
According to Statistics Estonia, 3.9% of Estonian population, i.e. 51,300 people were living in absolute poverty in 2015. By supporting the Food Bank through the “I love to help” environment, you will help finance important activities that ensure the sustainability of the food bank network: collecting foodstuffs from the commercial network, storing, assembling for distribution and transporting food in counties, even across Estonia, if necessary.
There are currently 14 food banks in Estonia: in Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, Narva, Jõhvi, Rakvere, Viljandi, Põlva, Haapsalu, Järva County (operating in Türi and Paide), Valga, Jõgeva, Kuressaare and Võru. The Food Bank has great partners, who help distribute food aid, in Rapla. In order to reach more people who need help, we are also planning to open a food bank in Hiiumaa.
The organization is included on the list of income tax incentive non-profit organizations and the donors will get back the income tax paid from their donation and the donations made by companies are tax-free (Estonian Income Tax Act § 49). Read more about taxes: Donating and taxes.
- Private donations
- Swedbank rewards points
Here you can see the donations made to the organization.
The donated Swebank Rewards Points will be transferred to the organizations and made visible twice a year – on December and June.