Sunflower Scotland purchased six full pallets of food in Ukraine. We strongly believe that while we help people, we also must support Ukraine’s economy (also, food in Ukraine is 50% cheaper than in the UK, so we use our donations very wisely). We bought pasta from a factory near Kyiv. Sunflower sourced other supplies from a distributor near Sumy, for a discounted price.
Each bag weighted 7.5 kg, and included 2 kg pasta, a tin of meat, a box of washing powder, and other essential supplies.
We are fully transparent: please see our invoices.
We sent all supplies to Shira Sprava – our partner charity based in Kryvyi Rih, north of Kherson. They proposed to help Novovorontsovka. It is only 10 km from the russia-controlled side of the Dnipro river. Unfortunately, the russians keep shelling the local villages every day. They want to punish Ukraine, and make its people surrender. That’s why we wanted to support the local people, who continue suffering every day.
Denis and Prohor – volunteers from Shira Sprava – were very careful. They arrived to the village, and asked the local governor to call people in small groups to come and receive aid. They didn’t want a big group of people to gather, so they don’t become a target.
When Prohor and Denis started distributing aid, the shelling started again. A russian drone was hovering in the air, coordinating the deadly artillery barrage. Everyone was very nervous. Residents were very sad and tired, they came, thanked for the aid, paused for a photo, and left as quickly as possible.
After a day’s work, it was job well done. Shira Sprava distributed 277 bags with aid – food and hygiene products – to the local residents.
Mr Andrii Seletskyi, the head of the local administration, thanked Shira Sprava and Sunflower Scotland for supporting the people of Ukraine.