Kiev, January 6, 2022
Churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Kiev and Poltava regularly provide hot meals for the homeless and needy.
Additionally, a heating point for the homeless has been set up near the Southern Railway Station in Kiev where 200-300 people are fed daily. Hot lunches are distributed in 17 churches of the capital, and charity meals for all those in need are held every Sunday after Liturgy in churches throughout Poltava, reports the Information-Education Department of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
The heating point near the train station is designed for 70 people, but due to the cold weather, up to 100 people have been spending the night there. In addition to shelter and food, the heating point also provides first aid. Orthodox volunteers work throughout the night, distributing hot food and tea.
A special festive meal was also organized on New Year’s Eve.
And today, a new Mercy Bus purchased by the Ukrainian Church was blessed at the Kiev Caves Lavra by His Eminence Metropolitan Anthony of Boryspil and Brovary.
The bus will operate daily, with volunteers and nurses providing social and primary health care for the wounded and frostbitten homeless.