Chief of Estonian Food Bank, the Estonian-Dutch Charity Fund
Piet was born in 1963 in Woerden, the Netherlands. He studied Human Geography at Utrecht University. In 1993, he wrote a Master’s Thesis about Estonian economic and regional development. Since 1995, he is the Estonian representative for Cooperating Netherlands Foundations for Central and Eastern Europe.
With the help of this fund, more than 1000 projects for children, handicapped, homeless, elderly, addicted, and others received support in Estonia. In 2010, Piet together with Leni van der Meer established the Estonian Foodbank. Now there are 15 Estonian food banks where every week, 200 volunteers serve 10 000 people living in poverty with free food. Last year, 1,9 million kilos of food were distributed, of which 1,3 million kilos counted for rescued food.