A local charity is encouraging people to buy an extra Easter egg this year, for donating to families unable to afford one.
Easter is a celebrated occasion in Iceland, and one of the highlights of the holiday is buying Easter eggs. These hollow chocolate eggs filled with assorted candies come in different sizes, and are available in supermarkets all over the country in the days and sometimes weeks leading up to Easter.
However, not every family in the country has the money to take part in this tradition. Due to this, Morgunblaðið reports, the charity Fjölskyldahjálp is encouraging people to buy an extra egg this year, and donate it to them.
Fjölskyldahjálp is a food bank which relies heavily on donations from individuals and companies. Holiday seasons are usually their more demanding times, and this year is no exception. Fjölskyldahjálp director Ásgerður Jóna Flosadóttir said that they currently do not have enough Easter eggs for all the families who will likely be coming to them for Easter food.
If you want to donate an Easter egg to Fjölskyldahjálp, you can visit their website, call them at 551-3360, or stop by their main office, at Eskihlíð 2-4.