Czechs donate 440 tons of food in National Food Collection

People donated 440 tons of food and hygiene products for the needy in the National Food Collection on Saturday, the biggest amount ever donated to this charity, the head of the Czech Food Banks Association Veronika Lachova told the ctk news agency. The collection will continue via e-shops and supermarket chains and corporations are expected to make separate donations in the days to come.

The food collection is especially important this year because due to the coronavirus pandemic more people are asking for help. Food banks will also receive an additional 20 million crowns from the state this year, bringing the annual contribution from the state to 95 million crowns.