Icelandic news translated into English

October 31, 2008

More people seek help from Mothers Aid

Filed under: economy,families — newsfrettir @ 4:35 pm

About 1.000 families have had to rely on food donations from Mothers Aid in Reykjavík this October. They have increased by 50% since september.

Usually the Mothers Aid are busiest when it reaches the end of the month like now. Yesterday around 300 persons showed up asking for food donations which is much more than usual. Ragnhildur G. Guðmundsdóttir, president of the committee, says that around 1.000 families have asked for help in October, which is almost 50% more than before. Unemployed seeking for help from them have increased and Ragnhildur says she´s seeing a group of people she has hardly ever seen looking to them.

Those who are asking for help from Mothers Aid are in all age groups. Wednesdays they hand out food and clothes, but Tuesdays people can come to them with food and clothing as gifts for the needy. Ragnhildur thinks that there will be more increases soon, and the committee is preparing for that.

(News article by *noname*)
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