Princess Marie of Denmark had a busy Tuesday and Wednesday with the opening of DanChurchAid’s new Wefood store in Tingbjerg and a staff meeting with the organisation’s employees across the globe.
On Tuesday, the Princess, as patron of DanChurchAid, opened the new Wefood store which will food, cosmetics and household products that cannot be sold in a normal supermarket. These items are either close to their expiration date, have damaged packaging or were mislabeled. All employees are volunteers, and all of the profit goes toward helping fight hunger in some of the world’s most impoverished nations.
She was joined by Minister for Food, Fisheries, Gender Equality and Nordic Cooperation Mogens Jensen and Secretary-General of DanChurchAid Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen for the opening and spoke to some of the locals in Tingbjerg.
On Wednesday, Princess Marie attended a staff meeting with DanChurchAid at their headquarters in Copenhagen and spoke, via a virtual link, to their 730 employees across the globe. Since she was speaking to a wide audience, the Princess spoke in English about her experience with the organisation and the work that they do.
Secretary-General Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen later said of the importance of Marie’s work: “We are incredibly happy and proud of the Princess’ work as a patron of DanChurchAid. The princess is sincerely and professionally committed to the world and to our work. I feel this clearly when she visits our programs in Africa and Asia. And we all feel it when she sets aside time to attend our monthly morning meeting. It should not be underestimated that this is a great recognition of the employees’ work.”
In March of this year, Princess Marie travelled to Uganda with DanChurchAid to focus on climate change and some of the world’s poorest people.