There are more than 5 million people in Italy who live in conditions of absolute poverty, without the necessary to live with dignity. A significant number, corresponding to the 8.3% of the resident population, with over 455 thousand children under the age of 15 and almost 200 thousand elderly people over 65 years.
Southern Italy has the greatest concentration of families in a state of poverty, linked to long-term unemployment and multi-problematic factors. These families increasingly turn to the Listening Centres of our Caritas. To them our communities try to give answers aimed not only to satisfy their immediate needs, but also – and above all – to reactivate the networks and relationships necessary for their full autonomy.
Waiting for the effective start of the Redito di Cittadinanza, many parishes continue their action of food support in favor of the most disadvantaged families. Caritas Diocesana Agrigento, as a coordinating body, supports the parish Caritas in this task, once again becoming the promoter of the Extraordinary food collection in partnership with some Supermarkets. But we will need the support of everyone, because nobody misses the essentials.
Saturday 26 January 2019, it will be possible to contribute to the food support of the people followed by the Caritas Listening Centers of the adhering parishes. Caritas volunteers will once again be present to promote the initiative. The whole food gathered by the volunteers will go directly to the parish Caritas that have organized the collection, so that they can proceed to the distribution to the families surveyed by their Listening Centers.
In the Italian version of the site you can find the complete list of the adhering supermarkets.