On 5 July 2022, Simonas Gurevičius, director of Maistobankas (FEBA Member in Lithuania), was awarded the Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania because of his help for those in need, among others, assistance to Ukrainian refugees, and aid to Ukraine. Moreover, his work related to attracting businesses to support NGOs and fighting food waste were honoured- activities completed together with co-workers of the Lithuanian Food Bank.
The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania is the twenty-first state award of Lithuania in order of importance bestowed, under a decree of the President of the Republic of Lithuania, to individuals for dedicated services promoting Lithuania and developing cross-border relationships as well as for humanitarian aid for Lithuania and dedicated services in civil service and the spheres of culture, science and education, business and production, healthcare and social security, military service, sports, etc. This order may be bestowed also on citizens of foreign countries. Nominees to the Order are suggested by the Speaker and Deputy-Speakers of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Prime Minister or members of the Government.
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