Humanitarian aid 5/29/2023 Read 4 min

Metinvest donated social bread to the communities of Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions

More than 65,000 loaves of bread from Metinvest were received by the residents of the front-line territorial communities of Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions free of charge.

In response to a humanitarian request from the communities, Metinvest Group donated  free of charge more than 65,000 loaves of social bread, the production of which required more than 121 tonness of flour.

Ready-made loaves of bread were regularly delivered to the front-line towns of Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions during May 2023. First of all, the aid was received by the employees of utility companies, internally displaced people, as well as pensioners, disabled people and large families.

"The war brought many Ukrainians back to the times when basic things became inaccessible, in particular, the process of delivering products to front-line towns became much more complicated. At the request of the communities for the supply of bread for vulnerable groups of people, Metinvest provided more than 65,000 loaves of bread, which were regularly delivered to the residents of Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions," said Oleksandr Myronenko, COO of Metinvest.

Vulnerable groups of people of Shyrokivskyi Community were among those who received humanitarian aid. Natalia Konukh, who lives in Zelenopillia and works here as a teacher, also received bread. Because of the war, she left her home town, Melitopol, with her two children.

"While I was in Melitopol, we often had to be without bread, and now it is valued even more than ever. And I am very grateful to Metinvest for supporting us so much – IDPs, disabled people and other residents of our village. This is a very significant support for everyone who lives here,” Natalia said. 

It is worth reminding that since the early days of a full-scale invasion and up to now, Zaporizhstal has been implementing a humanitarian mission to provide aid to Ukrainians most affected by hostilities.

For this purpose, several areas of activity have been introduced - from providing basic needs for food and hygiene kits, delivering medical oxygen to hospitals, to providing temporary housing for IDPs and the initial restoration of housing damaged by enemy shelling.