Food for Life begins food distribution for flood victims
Food for Life volunteers in Bosnia began distributing hot vegan meals in the towns, Vogošče and Svrake and nearby villages in cooperation with local authorities.
The floods that have engulfed Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina have left behind a wasteland, causing more than 2,000 landslides. Huge buildings in the village of Sericite, near the city of Zenica disappeared in seconds. “It is extremely difficult situation in the Zenica-Doboj Canton. Numerous villages were literally wiped off the face of the earth, landslides swallowed assets in which people had invested their entire life,” reported www.klix.ba
Food for Life volunteers respond
Another 400 meals were distributed in the city of Obreonovac, which was worst hit by the massive flooding. Local FFL coordinator for Serbia, Madhva Muni said, “The police had to take us over the floods waters to reach the blocked parts of the city. We are cooking around 200-300 meals per day and we could do much more with a little more financial help.”
FFL coordinator for Bosnia, Dhira Prasanta reported: “We distributed hot meals in three locations in the municipality of Vogosca, Sarajevo Canton, including the Red Cross Children’s Hospital where people relished the meals.”
Volunteers collected donations amongst themselves, then purchased the produce, cooked, transported and served vegetable stew, bread, salad and drinking water, while media crews from TVSA and BH Radio 1 interviewed FFL spokesperson Amala Prema.
“We plan to collaborate with the Crisis Staff in Vogosca to distribute more hot vegan meals tomorrow and in the coming days” explained FFL coordinator for Sarajevo, Dhira Prasanta. “The flood victims said the Food for Life meals were tasteful and that they were a great improvement over the canned foods they had received thus far.”
Tomorrow volunteers will bring lunch at two locations, and then a third group of people will be served dinner.
How you can help
You can help us by making tax deductible donations through Food for Life Global or sending prepackaged prasadam to FFL Sarajevo offices. Donations will be shared between our FFL teams in Serbia and Bosnia.
Contact FFL Sarajevo
Contact FFL Serbia
Contact: Madhva Muni