When the war in Ukraine started, David Fox-Pitt went straight out there with a catering truck to feed pizza to Ukrainians crossing the border into Poland with his charity, The Siobhan Trust (https://siobhanstrust.uk/what-we-do). Over the last 4 months, they have set up mobile feeding stations (usually for three or four days at a time) in Kharkiv, Odesa, Izium & Mykolaiv and many other smaller towns & villages in the East of the country, often quite close to the Front Line. These are invariably the most deprived communities and are often ‘no go’ areas for the NGOs and larger charities (so our presence there is most crucial). Those they are feeding are invariably the most vulnerable, often living in squalid conditions without water, gas or electricity.
With the recent missile attacks in Ukraine at the forefront of many of our minds, the next few months will be an ongoing challenge (as winter approaches with temperatures often below – 15C). So, they intend to redouble their efforts to feed and support the huge numbers of internally displaced refugees that remain in desperate need.
We will continue to provide pizza, alongside fruit, chocolates and hot drinks. and evolve the operation to always provide our humanitarian services where we perceive the need to be greatest.
Can you help? David and his team are in desperate need for donations of frozen Pizzas which can be shipped out to the team there.
If you can help, please contact Andy Lister.