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"HOT MEAL" PROGRAMME
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Hot Meal Programme of BRC has been implemented for 15 years. Started in 2004 up to now it has provided free lunches at school, for 16 000 needy children from all over the country (orphans, semi orphans, from poor families, with single parents, with one or both unemployed parents, etc.). Funds, needed for its implementation are provided through joint charity campaigns with partner organizations from Care Partners Network of BRC. The donated funds until now are 2 329 770 BGN (1 164 885 lunches).

The main goal is to support children from socially retarded families and their parents. Very often the free lunch at school is a reason for such children to attend the school lessons.
The Programme contributes for the normal physical development of the children, helps to reduce their morbidity due to inproper feeding. Each year thousands of children drop from school due to the social reasons. Thanks to this Programme we manage to bring them back to school.
The Hot Meal Programme has 15 years of sustainability. During the 2018/2019 school year, 1 600 needy children from 25 regions in the country receive each school day a free hot meal. Provided funds for this year are 250 318 BGN.



Facts and Figures:
  • Started in 2004 - 11 years of sustainability.
  • Provided food for more than 11 202 children - 11 202 healthy children.
  • Provided funds up to now - 1 615 724 BGN. – 807 862 lunches.

School Year Distributed Funds Supported Children
2004/2005 85 027 BGN 610
2005/2006 105 290 BGN 761
2006/2007 46 032 BGN 422
2007/2008 49 961 BGN 357
2008/2009 97 238 BGN 613
2009/2010 107 572 BGN 685
2010/2011 139 357 BGN 957
2011/2012 206 840 BGN 1 325
2012/2013 142 029 BGN 966
2013/2014 200 642 BGN 1 320
2014/2015 222 645 BGN 1 537
2015/2016 213 090 BGN 1 650
2016/2017 196 183 BGN 1 450
2017/2018 258 545 BGN 1 645
2018/2019 259 318 BGN 1 600
2020/2021 242 228 BGN 1 473
m 2 853 558 BGN 19 034

Thanks to the joint efforts of BRC, partners and donors, in the present 2015/2016 school year, 1 650 needy children receive free hot meals each school day at the total value of 213 090 BGN.

Anyone can support the cause. 1 free meal to 1 child in need in Bulgaria costs 2 BGN.

Every donation is valuable for us as even the smallest amount could feed a child in need.

The main objective of the campaign is to support the physical development of orphans, homeless and children of single parents and to reduce their morbidity through a hot meal.



For more information please contact:
Ekaterina Borissova-Yovova
Tel.: +359 2 49 23 059
e-mail: e.borissova@redcross.bg

or

Polina Hristova
Tel.: +359 2 49 23 059
e-mail: p.hristova@redcross.bg

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Tax relief for donations from individuals and legal entities in favor of the Bulgarian Red Cross

І. Tax relief for donations in favor of the Bulgarian Red Cross, made by individuals under the PITA (Personal Income Taxes Act):
The tax reliefs provided for in Article 22, paragraph 1, item 1, item “i” of the PITA are expressed in the fact that the amount of the annual tax bases is reduced by donations made during the year to 5 percent in favor of the Bulgarian Red Cross.

ІІ. Tax relief for donations in favor of the Bulgarian Red Cross, made by legal entities under CITA (Corporate Income Tax Act):
The tax reliefs provided for in Article 31, paragraph 1, item 10 of CITA are expressed in the fact that for tax purposes are recognized accounting costs for donations in the total amount of up to 10 percent of the positive accounting financial result (accounting profit), when the expenses for donations are made in favor of the Bulgarian Red Cross.