Families who receive food weekly from the charities Iceland’s Family Aid and the Mothers’ Support Committee have increased by the dozens since the beginning of this year. Currently more than 300 families are in need of charity.
Managing director of the Mothers’ Support Committee Adalheidur Franzdóttir said she has noticed an increase in unemployed individuals seeking assistance from the charity and she worries their number will increase further with the worsening economic situation, 24 Stundir reports.
More families than last year have also requested assistance with purchase of clothing and objects necessary for schoolchildren. The Icelandic Church Aid assists people who are in need for financial aid because their children have started school and also provides support for leisure time activities for children.