We have volunteers on the ground in Serbia who are the hands and feet of our organization. Anyone needing our support needs to apply online at www.korpanade.com. Once the application is reviewed and decided that they need our support, our staff in Serbia meet with them and bring them their first package of food. At the first meeting we collect even more information from them. We do a review of their living situations every 3 months to ensure that those who actually need our help are getting it.
We help with both emergency situations as well as provide food parcels for a few months to help families get back on their feet. Every family situation is different and our volunteers do an amazing job of assessing and evaluating each situation accordingly.
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Right now we are currently serving families in Novi Sad, Žabalj, Zmajevo, Zajecar, Srbobran, Vrbas, Kucura, Titel, Futog, Titel, Subotica, Đurđevo and Tovarisevo . We plan to extend to neighboring towns and villages as we make new connections.
While our mission is to address hunger by providing food packages to families, we do help with other necessities like clothing & firewood to stay warm during the cold months.
My family and I went on our fist missions trip to Serbia in 2018. We immediately fell in love with the people and the language. As soon as we came back to Canada we found a Serbian language teacher online and the kids and I started a long journey of learning the beautiful language. Since then we have been back every 6 months and started a organization called Basket of Hope, both in Canada and in Serbia. Basket of Hope is a charity designed to provide food packages to struggling families in Serbia. With the help of the locals, Basket of Hope feeds and provides other necessities to more and more families every month. We walk with these families and encourage them along the way and remind them that they are not alone.
Zorica's husband passed away at the age of 31 on Jan 6, 2024. Leaving behind a wife and 3 children. No food, no income and no hope. They were referred to us as a emergency situation and our staff visited her and brought them food within a few hours.
Zorica and her children were so relieved to know that we will be supporting them with food and other necessities during this difficult time. It was such a relief for her to know that she doesn't have to worry about her children going to bed hungry. Basket of Hope exists simply to love on people by way of food and to walk through life with them. We were never created to do life alone.
Ruža and her husband are pensioners living in the village of Šangaj. They receive approx $450.00 CDN a month from the government and all of that income goes towards medication and bills. They just simply don't have any money left over for food. Our staff heard about their dire situation and went to bring them a food package. During this visit, Ruža and her husband shared about their difficult situation the last couple of months, while holding back tears. They felt were alone. No one seemed to care and they were literally starving. They thought that they were going to pass away from starvation. They felt so alone and unloved. They were eating nothing but pig hooves and pig tail to survive.
We assured this couple that they are no longer alone and we will be visiting them monthly for the next while with a food package.
Imagine the relief they felt knowing that someone cared enough about them to bring food and encouragement. It was during this first visit that they felt hope again.
Our amazing team is committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Not only do we have our team here in Canada ( Above picture ) but we have even more volunteers in Serbia who are the hands and feet of Basket Of Hope!
Seeing a need for energetic, nonprofit work in this area, we formed our organization to provide a solution to hunger. We've consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands both here in Canada and in Serbia!
Our mission is to address hunger in some of the poorest communities in the country of Serbia. We supply food parcels to people in Serbia who are living in poverty. We are simply the hands and feet of Jesus. We love because He first loved us.
Meet Mirko, Slavica and their son Matthew! They reside in Novi Sad, Serbia. They are the hands and feet of our organization. They are on the ground making sure that all donations are being redirected to those who need it!
Mirko & Slavica are personally delivering food for to individuals and families who are in living in poverty. This particular visit could not have come at a more desperate time. This family had an empty fridge, no electricity and no heat in their home. The children were hungry. As you can see from the smiles, they were so grateful to receive a food package!