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CAFIA employees paid for 7.259 school lunches for children in difficulties


At the occasion of the 30 years’ anniversary of the existence of the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA), the employees held a charity event within which donated a total of 181,481.00 CZK from their own financial resources. The amount will be given to the “Lunches for children” charity project organised by Women for Women society focusing on the help targeted at parents and children in difficulties who are not able to cope with the situation by themselves.

The aim of the project Lunches for children is to help children whose parents cannot afford lunches in school canteens. They are children whose situation is unfavourable in a long-term view without a prospect that the situation will be better one day. A lunch in the school canteen is often the only regular hot meal, despite parents try to sort out this situation. The money will go directly to the management of elementary schools or to school canteens which are state-funded institutions.

“I am very happy that we managed to improve the situation of so many children and that our employees found their way to a charity related to our scope of activities”, Martin Klanica, Director General of CAFIA, said.

“Also thanks to the significant help of the employees of the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority, the number of children who can get the lunch will be increased”, Ivana Tykač, directress of Women for Women society and initiator of the project, said. In the first two months of this school year, already 5,338,648 CZ was collected which means that the number of children already supported this year is by 187 higher than in the whole previous school year.

The collection of CAFIA employees was gained by means of an auction of own pictures on one hand and by means of money collected in a money box on the other hand.


Article by: Pavel Kopřiva, CAFIA Spokesperson, phone: +420 542 426 633