This program has ended to re-direct resources towards medical relief.
This is a program run by two women; Diane in the US, and a 21-year old teacher, mother, and refugee (displaced person) living in a village in Central Ukraine. Every other week they choose one shelf stable item to distribute such as rice, flour, dry pasta, salt, cooking oil. The coordinator determines price, availability, and quantity needed. Diane finds donors to fund each distribution, and transfers the funds to the Ukrainian coordinator. The Ukrainian coordinator orders the food and orders loaves of fresh bread in the same quantity, publishes distribution times and locations, borrows a car, and distributes the food to elderly and refugees. Volunteers take food to the home-bound. The "model" is: "bread plus one".
There have been 20 distributions so far, delivering 60,000 servings of food to refugees and elderly in eight villages. Sometimes extras are ordered, and volunteers make breads for the Defenders, or breads to be delivered to the injured in hospitals. With bread comes, also, hope, friendship, and a renewed determination. Our goal with this program is to bring a sense of stability to people who are surviving so much chaos.
We receive a donation of funds from our supporters.
We send the funds to our coordinator, who uses it to buy food from Ukrainian bakers and farmers.
Our coordinator and her team of volunteers distribute the food to people in need.