The food collection from Food Bank Albania, organized on 16 and 17 October, was challenging this year because of the COVID-19.
The Food Bank made sure that all volunteers were wearing masks and visible gloves, that alcohol products at the disposal of the volunteers and that the volunteers had no fever.
Shoppers were willing to donate but because of the lower economy, the Food Bank didn’t receive what they have received in the past, although they reached the expected amount of food.
15 supermarkets were involved in the food drive in 7 cities: Tirana, Elbasan, Shkoder, Fier, Korce, Lushnje and Durres. In total 2,031 kilos of food were collected thanks to almost 90 volunteers.
With the generous help of FEBA, Food Bank Albania has purchased a truck for collecting. This has been very helpful for collections in supermarkets but also for the fresh food project. The efforts of the Food Bank are focused towards the fresh produce as it is easier to receive in larger quantities and it is in high demand from the partnering soup kitchens that the Food Bank supports.
On December 12-13 and 19-20, Food Bank Albania is organizing another food drive in 2 supermarkets all day in Tirana and in different cities with different hours.