More efficient and cost-effective equipment for 11 charity kitchens

Nov 1, 2022 | 0 comments

2022. 27. October

Eleven charity kitchens will welcome this winter with new – more efficient and cost-effective – equipment. The equipment purchased with the support of the Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation will save money on utility bills and will also help to organise meals for people in crisis.

Various improvements have been made to charity kitchens in Riga, Smiltene, Valmiera, Jelgava, Daugavpils, Bauska, Varaklani, Iecava and Liepaja. They often provide the only hot meal of the day for thousands of vulnerable people. These kitchens serve at least 35’000 free portions of hot meals a month.

To make housekeeping smoother and more economical, the Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation has supported the replacement of outdated kitchen equipment, repairs, equipment and furniture. The improvements have received €62,830 in funding from the Bread Loaf – Supporting Charity Kitchens programme.

Most of the charity kitchens bought new kitchen appliances such as electric or gas cookers, freezers, meat grinders, mixers, pots, pans, thermoses, kitchen furniture and crockery. Several kitchens have also undergone cosmetic repairs and purchased furniture.

Strengthening the efforts of non-profit organisations to help vulnerable people, the Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation plans to launch the next call for proposals for the Bread Rolls – Support for Charity Kitchens programme( in 2023. at the beginning of the year.