Italy: Pope offers assistance to Catholic charity in San Severo
Solidarity spent well" is the slogan of the "Don Felice Canelli" Emporio della Solidarietà Catholic charity promoted by the diocesan Caritas of San Severo, a larger town in the Foggia area.
All families in difficulty due to the pandemic are able to receive needed assistance.
In the current difficult context marked by the pandemic, the Emporium aims to be a place that can listen, care, assist and accompany families suffering economic and social hardship. The initiative came about thanks to the contribution of Caritas Italiana from donations offered by Italians through their annual tax returns.
This is a new way to provide a concrete and immediate response to the basic needs of families with little or no adequate income by offering a variety of basic necessities, made available by donations or purchases, that beneficiaries can choose according to their needs.
The Emporium will be a place of encounter, discussion and reflection between Caritas, parishes, municipal social services, associations, third sector and the volunteering in order to build a support network for citizens in need, to restore their dignity and, finally, to promote the fight against food waste. The opening of the Emporium is part follows a series of activities institutions and associations have been putting in place over the years through a special project for the city.
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