THE 29-YEAR OLD ANA GOLEJSHKA FROM SKOPJE HAS FOUND A PERFECT WAY TO COMBINE HER PASSION FOR COOKING WITH HER WISH TO BE HUMANE.
The idea for the initiative was born somewhere around April 2015, when two students Zlata and Marina were arranging cooking meals for those in need, on their public Twitter profiles. They have started to gain more and more followers and now their Facebook group has 1000 members and counting. Humanitarian organizations, firms, small businesses are joining the initiative, helping either in preparing the meals or just transporting them through different cities in the country. From the humble beginnings of only a few meals, the initiative now reached a number of more than 150 cooked meals per week!
“Retweet a Meal” is not an organization, but rather a self-organized group of around 20 young people who cook and donate meals to those in need. Every Saturday these humanists gather near the Memorial House of Mother Theresa to deliver the meals they have so cautiously and generously prepared. Many people are spontaneously joining the initiative, willing to prepare food and improve the community spirit in general. It is worth noting that the intention of “Retweet a Meal” is not to receive donations in cash. Lots of companies are giving donations in the form of vouchers, so that meat and other types of products can be bought for free.
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Interview, video production, text: VLADIMIR RADINOVIĆ
Story editor: HUNOR KIRÁLY