Olive growers from the Croatian island of Brač have joined together to help Croatian hospital workers during these difficult days.
The island’s olive growers have decided to donate the most precious thing they have, the fruit of the work of their hands – olive oil.
The humanitarian action on Brač has been a big success, and in ten days the people of Brač collected 1,515 litres of olive oil for the medical staff on the ‘front line’ in the fight against the coronavirus.
Olive oil was donated from all parts of the island.
After consultations with the largest COVID hospital in Croatia in Dubrava, Zagreb, the olive oil will be delivered to several medical centres throughout Croatia.
To make the gift to the medical workers even more beautiful, all the labels on the bottles were painted by elementary school students and children from Brač kindergartens.
With more than a million olive trees, the Olive Oil Museum in Škrip, the World Olive Harvest Championship in Postira, the first Dalmatian Oil Cooperative of 1899 in Povlja, and the hiking trail olive roads around Supetar, the Croatian island of Brač is rightly called the olive island.