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Food and education for those who would otherwise have to go without.
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Mission Statement

The mission of the Children’s Nutrition Fund (CNF) is to provide food and education for children who would otherwise have to go without in Central-Eastern Europe. Firstly in Hungary, and eventually within the entire region.

Partners

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Each year some 3000 companies support CNF’s Hungarian sister-organization (GYEA). However, since the beginning of the economic crisis in 2008, the amount of donations has been gradually decreasing.

In 2012 GYEA would receive HUF 10 000 (around USD 50) on average from its partners. The most generous supporters would of course donate far larger sums for the benefit of children in need, yet GYEA needs to work towards its cause on an increasingly smaller budget.

CNF’s team is hoping to be able to mention the generous donations of American companies in this column; companies who will make it possible for the children of the CEE region to receive proper nutrition.
Raiffeisen Bank

Raiffeisen Bank

Donation of HUF 127,000,000

Raiffeisen Bank is the number one sponsor of CNF’s Hungarian sister organization. The Bank began sponsoring the Fund in 2008 with donations offered to orphanages. Since then it has supported the Fund’s cause with around HUF 127 million, thus helping provide quality warm meals for over 7585 children across the country.

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Lidl

Lidl

Donation of HUF 45,000,000

Lidl first sponsored CNF’s Hungarian sister organization in 2010 at a fundraiser entitled ‘The Power of Angels’. The Company helped create a magical Christmas for 80 children in the villages of Apc, Zabar and Szilaspogony. Lidl’s employees purchased gifts for the little ones based on each child’s wish list, wrapping each gift individually. The company has been a committed supporter of the Fund ever since through the ‘Everyone Needs Lunch’ program.

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METRO Wholesale Company

METRO Wholesale Company

In-kind donations worth millions

It is a central strategic element of METRO Hungary’s operation to help those local communities where the Company’s stores are located. METRO Hungary’s parent company, METRO Cash & Carry International is one of the sale divisions of the Germany based METRO Group, operating over 700 stores in 30 countries. The Group employs over 100,000 people worldwide.

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Unilever

Unilever

Donation of HUF 3,616,448

According to its social responsibility program, Unilever aims to be a dependable member of society and its communities. The Company received the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) prize in 2010 for its ethical business and CSR practices. The award prompted it to publish the ‘Unilever Sustainable Lifestyle Plan’, which not only includes the Company’s own undertakings but also provides assistance to consumers in re-interpreting their lifestyles in an environmentally friendly way.

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Bayer Hungary

Bayer Hungary

Donation of HUF 3,000,000

Bayer Hungary has been donating HUF 1 million to the Fund’s ‘Everyone Needs Lunch’ since 2008. According one of the Company’s announcements “Bayer Crop Science finds social responsibility highly important and refuses to stand idly by while over 20 000 Hungarian children starve and 150 000 suffer from malnutrition”. The donations of Bayer Hungary make it possible for over 200 children in need to gain access to food on a regular basis.

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Sodexo Hungary

Sodexo Hungary

Donation of HUF 2,873,325

The Company has been committed to providing children in need with quality food since 2006. The proceeds of the ‘Stop Hunger Menu’ have been offered to the Fund and go towards feeding children in need. The purpose of Sodexo’s social responsibility program is to contribute towards the economic, social and environmental development of towns and regions where the Company operates. One of the objectives of the Company’s ‘Better Tomorrow’ program is to battle hunger and malnutrition.

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AVNET Technology

AVNET Technology

Donation of HUF 1,700,000

AVNET has undertaken to provide meals for the children of an orphanages located in Budapest since 2010. Péter Bartha, the CEO of AVNET said the following on a visit to the orphanage: “I simply want to help those most in need, and I believe you have to start by thinking of the children, especially as Christmas draws closer. During the economic crisis our company has been developing and evolving. However, in times like these it is also important to think of the less fortunate. I was pleased to see that the money and gifts were indeed going to the right place”.

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Committed top donors

András Cseh Gábor Stadler Anna Ábel Beáta Volentné Daróczi György Dr Sütő Szabolcs Dr Vámosi Nagy Csaba Kovács Erzsébet Dr. Korányi Péter Soós Katalin Lerch