MFS-EMMAUS: ONE MEAL DAILY
“One meal a daily” is the name of our project that we have been implementing for several years and we have over 300 users in several municipalities across the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where we knock on the door every day with a warm meal and a nice word. The experiences that accompany us in the field make us non-born personalities, not studied in any professional literature, make us a treasure trove of their memories, emotions, life stories and unfortunately the miseries these humble people carry around their necks. The line of life is often broken, winding, and full of beautiful and ugly memories of days gone by. We all have good and bad experiences in our lives, but the difficult financial and health situation of these people is really something that puts a huge burden on them. Being close to and part of them, and at least for a moment to turn bad thoughts on them, to put a smile on their faces and to feed it in one hand is a privilege for us and in the other a life school whose material we renew every day. Remember at least one moment in your life when you were hungry and what it felt like. Maybe the moment you were sick and powerless, you were denied something you cared about and let it be a reminder not to forget these people. Get involved and call 17011 for one of their meals.
The International Solidarity Forum – Emmaus ”has been implementing the project“ One meal a daily ”since June 1, 2017 and is daily visited by 310 users in the area of Srebrenica, Bratunac, Zvornik, Gračanica and Doboj Istok.
The project is aimed at people of third age group in social need, sick, disabled people who mostly live alone in remote rural areas and cannot afford a meal or access to a public kitchen. At the beginning we served only 10 meals in Srebrenica and Bratunac. After overview of the real situation on the ground, the number of users was increasing constantly.
Unfortunately, statistics say that every fifth citizen in BiH is not able to afford at least one meal a day. Many people live in extreme poverty, so a little bread and a warm meal will mean a lot to them and help them continue through the harsh everyday life. For many, the meal we often bring is the only meal they can get.
By calling 17011, you can also provide at least one meal a day to someone.
The project can also help with food donations to our address:
Udruženje “H.O. Međunarodni forum solidarnosti – EMMAUS”
Ul. Zlatnih ljiljana 146, Klokotnica, Doboj Istok 74 207