As part of a joint initiative of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine and the ATB chain of stores, more than 400,000 Ukrainians have received food parcels.
This is indicated in the open appeal of the Minister of Social Policy, Marina Lazebnoy, to charity and social organizations, businesses and volunteers regarding the provision of assistance to people in need of help, published on the site Web of the Ministry of Social Policy.
“The first joint social initiative between the State and businesses is being implemented with the support of the Ministry of Social Policy of the ATB chain of stores to provide grocery kits to elderly people living alone and to people with disabilities. Today, more than 400,000 Ukrainians have already received such aid, and almost 200,000 will receive it before April 23, “Lazebnaya said in his appeal.
She noted that the Ministry of Social Policy is ready to launch joint actions to provide assistance to socially vulnerable people and with representatives of other large national grocery chains.
“Our support is necessary for more than a million Ukrainians who belong to the category of unprotected strata of the population, and every day our social workers fill this list with new people who are in isolation. social, “said the minister.
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Lazebnaya recalled that in order to coordinate actions aimed at helping vulnerable groups of the population, exchanging information on the problems and needs of citizens, attracting charities, social organizations, businesses and volunteers, the Ministry of Social Policy launched the information platform “Help is near”.
“I appeal to each of you, dear benefactors, entrepreneurs, volunteers, just caring people! Join us to help the elderly, the disabled, children and people in difficulty, “she urged.
As indicated, from April 3, 2020, the Ministry of Social Policy and ATB Corporation launched a joint charitable project for targeted assistance to socially disadvantaged groups in the form of grocery baskets and everyday consumer goods. To implement this project, the company has allocated 100 million UAH.
According to the lists drawn up by representatives of social services and departments of regional and state administrations of the city of Kiev, food parcels in the amount of 572,571 pieces will be transferred by representatives of social institutions to the elderly alone and to other socially unprotected sections of the population living in 191 towns and villages in 24 regions of Ukraine.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru