Archdiocese ministry continues mission of feeding the homeless; includes hot meals to go

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The soup kitchen began providing hot meals to go last March. (Contributed photo)

The Archdiocese of Agaña’s Ministry to the Homeless continues its mission of providing food to Guam’s homeless and needy population.

In the first four months of 2021, Ministry to the Homeless distributed 2,446 food bags to those in need through its soup kitchen in Hagatña. The food is handed out to go rather than on a dining-in basis in the soup kitchen.

2021 Distribution of Food Bags

Month            Food bags

January          500

February        490

March            938

April              518

Total: 2,446

Last year, the Ministry to the Homeless suspended its service of feeding hot meals to the homeless inside its soup kitchen as a precaution against COVID-19. However, the soup kitchen began providing hot meals to go last March. Distribution of the “balutan” bags as well as the hot meals to go takes place from 5 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Ministry to the Homeless replaced Kamalen Karidat as the archdiocese’s ministry operating the soup kitchen and a thrift store more three years ago. The facility is located across from Julalae Shopping Center in Hagatña at 306 Father Duenas Avenue.

Contributions and volunteers are welcome. For more information, please contact Doris Royal at ministrytothehomeless@gmail.com, (671) 472-4569 or (671) 727-4357.

(Archdiocese of Agaña Release)

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