Providing food aid and organizing large-scale humanitarian missions is one of the priority areas of activity of the Vadym Stolar Charitable Foundation.
From the first days of the war, we focused on meeting the challenges that arose every succeeding hour. It was necessary to react immediately - the enemy was already standing near Kyiv, supply interruptions began in the city, the need for food for both the defenders and the civilian population increased. We quickly organized and launched the processes of preparing hot food and forming food sets - this direction has become our permanent project over time.
In general, since the beginning of the Russian Federation's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, citizens have received from the Fund:
- more than 613 thousand servings of hot food;
- more than 284 thousand food sets;
- more than 117,000 units of medicines and hygiene products.
Currently, the Vadym Stolar Foundation helps IDPs, families of fallen heroes, as well as those who lost their homes as a result of the war. Our volunteers constantly analyze the situation in different regions of the country and keep their finger on the pulse of where help is most needed. Next, the Foundation's team forms logistics, prepares multi-ton cargoes with food kits and goes on humanitarian missions.
The geography of humanitarian missions of the Charitable Fund is not limited to certain regions of Ukraine, because we strive to provide assistance to as many people as possible who are in trouble due to the war. With humanitarian missions, we visited both frontline and de-occupied communities that suffered the most, as well as safer regions, where many displaced people have currently found refuge, fleeing the horrors of war. In total, the Foundation's team visited more than 200 settlements with food aid.
In addition to planned humanitarian missions, we also promptly respond to the challenges of war and go to regions that urgently need help. In particular, after the destruction of the Kakhovskaya HPP dam, our volunteers immediately went to the Kherson region, where they delivered drinking water and food products to help local residents.
The charity fund also implemented a large program of providing targeted food aid to Ukrainians who were in dire straits as a result of hostilities.
Recently, we visited Mykolaiv and the region with a humanitarian mission - we brought more than 4,000 food kits. They were received by people who lost relatives in the war, families who were left without homes due to hostilities, internally displaced persons and friendly public organizations.
Our friends from BO "YUAKOM" organized the distribution of food kits in the village of Sydorov, Kramatorsk district. It is extremely important to deliver aid to such small communities, because usually volunteers rarely visit them with humanitarian missions.
Volunteers of the Foundation went to Zaporizhzhia to provide food aid to citizens who found themselves in difficult life circumstances due to the war. During the period of the full-scale invasion, the city of Cossack glory hospitably welcomed more than 200 thousand citizens. Unfortunately, the challenges facing Ukrainians are increasing every day, and accordingly, the number of people who need support is increasing.
Having traveled almost all over Ukraine with a humanitarian mission, we returned to our native Kyiv region and visited the city of Vyshneve. Currently, a powerful team of the NGO "Start with yourself" is actively working here, which helps internally displaced persons and vulnerable categories of citizens.
Visited Kharkiv. Food aid was provided to injured citizens who found refuge in Kharkiv during the war, as hostilities continue in their cities, families who lost loved ones in the war, and those who lost their homes.
As soon as we learned about the destruction of the Kakhovskaya HPP dam, we immediately went to the Kherson region to deliver drinking water and necessary products to local residents. With food aid, they visited Kherson and the town of Antonivka, which suffers from continuous shelling.
As part of the humanitarian mission, food aid was distributed to residents of the city of Izyum, Kharkiv region, which was under occupation for a long time.
Outside of the competition, the Foundation's grant program provided more than 5,000 food kits to partner public and charitable organizations working in Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Chernihiv and Kyiv regions.
In particular, food kits for distribution among those who need them were received by:
· Charitable organization "Caritas-Kyiv Charitable Fund"
· Public organization "Nebaduzhi lyudi"
· Public organization "Volunteers of Zaporizhzhya Region"
· Charitable organization "Zaporizhia Charitable Fund "Jewish Community Center Mazal LLC"
· Charitable organization "Charitable Foundation "YUAKOM"
· Charitable organization "Mother's Hugs Charitable Foundation"
· Public organization "Give good Ukraine"
Charitable organization "Building the Future Together" Charitable Foundation
· Non-governmental organization "Local Development Support Fund"
· Public organization "Phlox"
· Zhytomyr city children's public organization "We do everything ourselves"
· Charitable organization "Charitable Foundation "Patriot of Chernihiv Region".
Together with the volunteers of the "Start Yourself" PO, they distributed food kits to displaced persons and vulnerable categories of citizens in Vyshnevo.
On Children's Day, they visited Kyiv City Children's Clinical Hospital No. 1. Volunteers of the Foundation handed over dry baby formula, instant milk porridges, fruit, vegetable and meat purees for the little ones.
As part of the humanitarian mission, they visited the Novobuzka urban territorial community of the Mykolaiv region. Outside the competition of the Foundation's grant program, the team of the non-governmental organization "Phlox", which helps displaced persons and citizens affected by the war, received the food kits.
We arrived at the Specialized Home for War and Labor Veterans in Kyiv, which we have been taking care of since 2020. Food packages were delivered to people who live here.
Outside the competition of the grant program, food kits were handed over to the well-known Charitable Fund "Caritas-Kyiv" for displaced people who found shelter in the capital.
We visited the front-line Zaporizhzhia, a city that became an evacuation hub and hospitably welcomed thousands of Ukrainians in search of salvation from the war. The Foundation team donated food kits to local volunteer organizations outside of the grant program competition. The product sets were received by the PO "Nebaiduzhi Lyudi" and the EOC "Mazal Tov".
Volunteers of the Foundation carried out a major humanitarian mission in western Ukraine to help displaced people. They brought food aid to Rivne, where many internally displaced persons from Donetsk and Luhansk regions live. They also visited shelters in Lviv region, where people from Donbas, Kharkiv region, Kherson region and Mykolaiv region now live. They talked and delivered food packages, as well as a tennis table for quality leisure time at the shelter. They completed the humanitarian mission in the city of Perechyn in Zakarpattia, where the relocated enterprise from Kramatorsk is actively starting work.
In April, targeted food aid was provided to citizens from different parts of Ukraine.
With a great humanitarian mission, they visited Druzhkivka near the front, which constantly suffers from enemy shelling. Aid was transferred to the Central Clinical Hospital and the military unit.
Volunteers of the Foundation went to Dnipro, where they provided food aid to internally displaced persons who were forced to leave their homes and move to the city during the war.
We sent more than 3,000 grocery sets to Ukrainians thanks to our partners - Ukrposhta.
Food aid was provided to citizens in Kharkiv.
Together with the patron of the Foundation, they went to indomitable Kherson and delivered more than 15 tons of much-needed aid. In particular, warm blankets, first aid kits, lanterns, candles, numerous hygiene products and grocery sets.
They brought 3,000 grocery sets to Kharkiv.
They visited Kharkiv region with food aid. Residents of the following settlements received the necessary products: Pisochyn, Nadtochii, Rai-Olenivka, Novy Korotych.
Almost 2,000 food kits were issued in Kyiv. Internally displaced persons who were forced to move to the capital due to the war received help.
Addressed parcels with food kits were sent to citizens who filled out requests for assistance.
Food kits were brought to Dnipro, volunteers gave food aid to those who needed it.
A humanitarian cargo with aid was delivered to Poltava, where thousands of people who suffered from the enemy invasion and were forced to leave their homes found shelter.
They visited the city of Kremenchuk, where food aid was given to internally displaced persons.
A multi-ton cargo of food aid was delivered to the city of Dnipro.
Food kits were provided to residents of Kharkiv and Kharkiv region.
They went on a humanitarian mission to the newly liberated Kherson to provide food aid to the residents of the city, which had been under occupation for a long time.
They organized the distribution of food kits in Kyiv. Help was received by displaced persons who found shelter in the capital.
We visited the city of Vugledar and delivered food aid to the families of retired soldiers who evacuated with practically nothing.
They brought a cargo of products to Alexandria.
They delivered food aid for the residents of Zaporozhye.
Food aid was issued in Odesa and Odesa region.
They visited Kharkiv Oblast and gave out food kits to people who applied for help from the Fund the day before.
Learn more about the Foundation's humanitarian missions
· Results of the foundation's humanitarian mission:
· On Children's Day, we visited Kyiv City Children's Clinical Hospital No. 1:
· Together with the humanitarian mission, we visited Dnipro:
· Food kits and construction materials were delivered to Chernihiv Oblast:
· Visited Mykolaiv and the region with a humanitarian mission - brought more than 4,000 food kits: