As Greece continues with its financial crisis, a Samaritan has appeared to help Greeks in their time of need! An Athens-born billionaire and owner of EasyJet, Stelios Haji-loannou, has been giving away free meals to people in Athens, Greeks capital, especially as banks remain closed in the country and cash withdrawals are limited to €60 a day.
An article written by the Independent reveals that the billionaire businessman is taking to the streets to play his part in easing the country’s current woes through the charity, Food From the Heart Foundation which was launched two years ago to “help alleviate the hardship from the current economic crisis” by giving away meals to people in need that would otherwise have to pay around €4 in a supermarket for the purchase.
According to recent reports, at least 5,000 Athenians have registered with the charity and around 2,500 people visit their food depots a day to receive lunch-time snacks. Haji-Ioannou hopes that the financial crisis will be resolved soon and that in due time, the initiative will not be needed.
His main charity, the Stavros Narchos Foundation, has donated €100 million since 2012 to their “Initiative Against the Greek Crisis” and has already announced plans to donate another €100 million within the next year.
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