Watch: Wanted – pasta, flour, biscuits or preserves

A group made up of young Maltese people is making a collection of food to enable families to cook a hot meal this Christmas.

Junior Chamber International Malta (JCI Malta), is encouraging the general public and businesses to fill up the shelves of the Foodbank Lifeline Foundation this coming Monday.

The Foodbank Lifeline Foundation provides food to vulnerable persons and families who do not have enough money to buy basics such as food.

During an interview with, JCI Malta representative Bernard Pollacco explained that JCI Malta works on projects that will improve the quality of life of people in the community. The association is made up of people whose ages range between 18 and 40. Pollacco explained that this is the second consecutive year that the group is assisting Foodbank at Christmas-time.

Another representative of the group, Francine Farrugia, explained that with this initiative the group does not only wish to help those people who do not have food, but to raise awareness about the reality of poverty.

The first collection of food will take place at Jacob’s Brew in Marsascala on Saturday during the group’s annual Christmas event.

The event, which is being held in collaboration with the group entitled Malta Survivors, will also be raising money for another project is being carried out in a collaboration between the two organisations – which has to do with the building of a ‘Pet Cabin’ at Mater Dei hospital, where patients who are receiving treatment there will be able to interact with animals.

What can you do to help?

If you want to help, you can do so by buying long-term sealed food such as:

  • Pasta
  • Preserves
  • Cereal
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Biscuits
  • Sauces
  • Oil

For more information visit the JCI Malta Facebook page, event page or send an email to