FOOD BANK PROJECT
The fundamental goals of promoting solidarity, volunteerism, inclusion and a holistic approach to supporting those in need, as set by Perichoresis, are realized through established projects.
The Food Bank was established in 2012 by the Greek Evangelical Church of Katerini in response to the ever increasing needs of the local population due to the ongoing financial crisis. A handful of volunteers from the church worked tirelessly in order to bring the Food Bank into existence and ensure its operation. These were the same individuals who traveled to Idomeni again and again, and ultimately envisioned the establishment of Perichoresis. Since October 2016, the management of the Food Bank has been undertaken by Perichoresis.
The Food Bank continues to support the local population, Greek citizens and economic migrants alike without discrimination. About 160 local families are beneficiaries of food, clothing, personal hygiene supplies, blankets, and more. In certain cases, the monthly rent and utilities for impoverished families are paid for by the Food Bank.