According to the SDGs Report (Sustainable Development Goals – UN Agenda 2030) 2019, in Italy, the population at risk of poverty or social exclusion is now 28.9% (approximately 17 million and 407 thousand individuals). If, on the one hand, these data show a 30% reduction compared to the previous year, they certainly cannot be defined as “good news”. In Europe over 113 million individuals live in poverty. Furthermore, in Italy the disparities between north and south are evident: in the South the risk of poverty or social exclusion concerns 44.4% of the resident individuals while in the North 18.8%.
The need to set up a poverty support service is therefore still strong, despite the attempts to contrast made by the new social safety nets introduced by the Government.
With this in mind, the extraordinary collection of basic necessities moves at some supermarkets participating in the initiative promoted by the parish Caritas and supported by Caritas Diocesana Agrigento.
Saturday 8 June, in fact, it will be possible to contribute to the food support of the people followed by the Listening Centers of the participating parishes at the following exhibitors. Caritas volunteers will once again be present to promote the initiative.
Food support is only a small part of the accompanying action that parochial communities are called to exercise towards the poorest, which is expressed in human and spiritual support for the integral human promotion of the person. Parochial Caritas have precisely this task: to animate the entire community to charity so that everyone feels involved in this action.
Here is the list of places where the extraordinary collection will take place:
Caritas parish church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus parish at the PAGHI POCO supermarket in Via Regione Siciliana;
Caritas parish of the parish of S. Gregorio at the IL CENTESIMO supermarket in V.le Cannatello;
Caritas parish church of the Santa Croce parish at the CONAD supermarket c / o the Cc City of Temples in via Fosse Ardeatine.
Parish Caritas of the B.M.V. Mediator of all Graces at the MAX supermarkets in V.le Aldo Moro and Pick Up in V.le Progresso;
Parish Caritas of the parish of St. Anthony of Padua at the FORTÈ supermarket in Via Cola di Rienzo;
Parish Caritas of the parish of San Calogero at the PAGHI POCO supermarkets in C.so Vittorio Veneto and WATER AND SOAP in Via Cile.
Caritas Parish of the parish of SS. Trinità at the IL CENTESIMO supermarkets in Via Gen.le Caviglia and R7, Cc Le Rondini, SS 115 north variant.
Parish Caritas of the Basilica of S. Calogero al Monte at the PAGHI POCO supermarkets in Via Aldo Moro and IL CENTESIMO in Via Lido Esperanto.