In 2020 the pandemic affected operations for the Greek Food Bank. First because the quantity of food offered by companies was significantly higher. Social awareness was raised and the reversal of food production programs created surpluses. In 2020, the Food Banks in Thessaloniki, Thessaly, Drama and Athens together handled 2,359 tons compared to 1,414 in 2019.
In parallel to the rise in donations in 2020, demand by soup kitchens and charities supported by the Food Banks also rose.
Read more about the activity of the Greek Food Bank in the 2020 report here.