HoD/EUSR visited soup-kitchen in Sarajevo and delivered a donation

The Head of the EU Delegation and European Union Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ambassador Peter Sorensen, visited soup-kitchen “Stari Grad” in Sarajevo today. Ambassador met with the soup-kitchen manager, Ms. Zilka Seta, and delivered a deep-freezer, which is needed for the work of the kitchen that provides daily meals for 1,300 people.

Ambassador Sorensen stated he is glad to help the facility that gives food to citizens-in-need. “I am deeply moved by the work done here, since only six employees, led by Ms. Seta, prepare so many meals on daily basis. Their work is even more important because food and loaf of bread provided by the soup-kitchen often is the only meal these people will have in a day”, Ambassador said.

Stari Grad Soup-Kitchen Manager, Zilka Seta, thanked Ambassador Sorensen for donation but also for visiting the second time this year. During the lunch with Ambassador, held in the soup-kitchen, Ms. Seta stressed that age group of those who need help changes: “Before, elderly were the main beneficiaries, whereas now young families with children need help as well”. 

Five soup-kitchens in Sarajevo provide meals for 6,400 people whose monthly income is less then 75 km per member of the household. More than 20,000 people in Bosnia and Herzegovina are identified as citizens-in-need.