Athens: “Donors Anonymous” spend €40K to buy meat for the poor in central meat market
Ten women dressed in black arrived in Athens central meat market in Varvakeio on Wednesday morning. The group split and each woman took position in several shops, next to the cash register. When they estimated that a consumer was needy, they simply paid for the food the client had bought.
The women were determined to have the poor enjoy the Easter table at as less expense as possible, eye witnesses said.
When a consumer neared the cash register to pay for the Easter meat he had bought, the women urged him to go way without paying and that they would come up for the cost.
“I insisted on paying for the eight kilos minced meat I bought,” an elderly man told reporters, “but the woman was determined. So I left without paying,” the man said praising at the same time the generous donation.
According to Greek media, the good Samaritans reportedly spent more than 40,000 euro in beef, lamb and chicken, in an action that lasted several hours.