10 Caritas Parish (Agrigento Porto Empedocle Sciacca, San Giovanni Gemini and Cammarata) and more than 100 volunteers who played the gathering in 26 supermarkets.
These are the numbers of the second edition of the collection of basic necessities which took place Saturday, Oct. 3
The Caritas decided to intervene coordinating this second edition of the collection carried out in collaboration with the parish Caritas because of the growing situation of need that is felt in the activity of counseling centers in the diocese and that primarily affects families.
In fact, the parish Caritas Archdiocese of Agrigento, daily, they are coming to families and individuals who live in situations of serious marginalization and to meet a growing demand for basic necessities has decided to bring this day of special collection .
The goods collected are long-life food (pasta, rice, biscuits, oil, tomatoes, milk, tuna, sugar, corn, beans, coffee), baby products (diapers, pasta, baby food, cheese, fruit juice), household products (detergents, napkins, handkerchiefs), hygiene products (toilet paper, sanitary towels, bath gel, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes).
In detail, here are the numbers of some of the products harvested: 3190 kg of pasta and rice 257, 476 packages of biscuits, 102 liters of oil, tomato packs 1523, 1143 milk packs, 454 packs of sugar, 257 of pulses, 452 cans of tuna, 531 packs of baby food, 310 packs of juice, 18 packages of diapers.
But also products for the hygiene: 70 detergents, 108 packs of bubble bath, shampoo 64.
“The number of products harvested but also the commitment of many volunteers show us that it is possible to build another world – said Valerio Landri, director of the Center for the Charity of the Archdiocese of Agrigento – a company where the attention to the latest and to the suburbs so called by Pope Francis are at the center of pastoral charity and of our parish communities.
It was important – continues Landri – see how many people are involved by sharing their time and their spending to help families and vulnerable people in our territory. ”
The products collected will remain in the local interventions to contrast the poverty made by individual parish Caritas in the diocese.