📅 05.09.2018 – 04.09.2019 (12 months) Looking for 2 volunteers from all the Programme Countries
In Estonia there are 11 Food Banks. The Tallinn Food Bank operates as an umbrella organisation for all Food Banks. The Food Bank collects food, controls it and distributes it weekly to 1700 families living in poverty. The Tallinn Food Bank cooperates with 45 charity organisations in Harju and Rapla county. The Tallinn Food Bank has one manager, two warehouse managers, one bus driver, one communication manager and a bookkeeper. In addition to employed staff, there are local volunteers who are engaged on regular basis.
The service will take place in Tallinn, which is the capital and biggest city in Estonia. The project increases young people's positive awareness of other cultures - the volunteers will learn about Estonia’s recent history, social problems, poverty and waste of food The project supports dialogue and intercultural encounters with other young people from different backgrounds and cultures - the volunteer will meet other Estonian volunteers. Often also groups of foreigners visit the Food Bank to get information or to help with packing the food. The volunteer can also meet with the Food Bank’s partner NGOs in Harju and Rapla county (around 45 NGOs) and with the other 11 Food Banks all over Estonia. The project helps to prevent and combat prejudice, racism and all attitudes leading to exclusion – the Food Bank helps people living in poverty in Estonia. We fight poverty, hunger and exclusion. Our priority is always families living in poverty, especially families with many children and families with small children. All people who belong to these group can get help. Food is distributed for free. The project develops sense of tolerance and understanding of diversity - our aim is to fight exclusion and to get more attention for peop