Preparing hundreds of meals a day is not an easy task. It requires a lot of planning, preparation, coordination and motivation, as explains Julian Sammut from The Alfred Mizzi Foundation.
The Foundation is sponsoring the ‘Solidarity Meals’ initiative launched by Caritas Malta. The aim is to provide food to individuals and families who are experiencing financial problems because they have either lost their job or their income has decreased drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Julian Sammut explained the process for preparing the solidarity meals and how they cater to those who are either gluten intolerant, lactose intolerant and vegetarian amongst others.
“It isn’t easy but with the determination of the team we are trying to make this initiative a successful one,” said Sammut who also mentioned that the Foundation is also receiving help from private individuals such as farmers who bring them fresh vegetables to use with the meals.
On the 2nd of April, Caritas Malta has launched the initiative to deliver 200 meals a day but this number has increased to 500.
Around 40 people are involved in delivering the meals and there are 4 hubs where food is first received then delivered.
These hubs are at the Marsascala, Bormla, Iklin and Balzan parishes. The necessary preventive measures are being adopted and observed.
All the people involved in this initiative are volunteers.
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