Wiener Bedarfshilfe – Help with heart
Bedarfshilfe Wien helps quickly and easily where hunger and distress prevails directly in Vienna!
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Brief history of the association Wiener Bedarfshilfe
The founder Viktoria Tobias cares for people who lack everything as best she can!
With a large number of voluntary helpers, the association can provide food for many hungry people. There are often single mothers with young children, or refugees in a poverty trap, without a way out. Through cooperation with supermarket chains, these people can get good food.
For many years in all weather conditions (including storms, snow and heat waves), the distribution of collected donations of food took place in the little garden of Mrs. Tobias.
Rooms were urgently needed. Terra Varietas helped in the search.
It was an incredibly long way to these splendid spaces – lots of bureaucracy and even more setbacks and hurdles. The administrative paths in Vienna are not easy and a lot of perseverance was required. Wiener Wohnen has finally provided a wonderful place, which has been specially renovated for the Wiener Bedarfshilfe’s needs.
Terra Varietas finances the monthly costs of the rooms. In the new Club House, a meeting place was set up in June 2016.
A German course for people who want to learn our language was initiated, as well as tutoring for children in need. Joint breakfast rounds take place in the open bakery and the flea markets in the rooms invite to buy or exchange. Lunch soup is cooked and distributed on Sundays, and a hairdresser and a doctor come once a week for free to attend the needs of the people in the club house.