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A Church Feeds the Poor with Fish in the Philippines

Caritas Sorsogon Acts in Wake of Luzon Lockdown

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A small project staged in the Sorsogon diocese has been quietly contributing to the needy in recent days, reported CBCP News.

As the Luzon-wide lockdown affected mostly the poor, Caritas Sorsogon is helping feed the needy in different parishes with fish, along with a pack of rice and some canned goods.

“This is our smallest way of kindness in alleviating the needs of the poor parishioners who don’t have food on their table because of the present crisis,” it said.

The project is part of its “kindness station” for poor communities that will be affected by the month-long lockdown in the diocese.

Caritas Philippines, the Church’s social action arm, has earlier encouraged dioceses to adopt community-based emergency assistance project to decentralize the response.

Fr. Edwin Gariguez, executive secretary of Caritas Philippines, said that it could also help mobilize communities to share and care, particularly to the poor.

In Iligan diocese, the Duyog Marawi in partnership with the Redemptorists also activated their own “kindness center” and have prepositioned rice packs for starters.

“It’s a small start, but we hope to make kindness a contagious virus so that you too can contribute to making our poor families survive this crisis,” said Rey Barnes, Duyog Marawi executive director.

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