Romanian Diocese launches free “meals on wheels” service for those in need

Roman, Neamț County, Romania, March 29, 2024

Photo: Basilica News Agency Photo: Basilica News Agency     

Thanks to a new initiative from the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of Roman and Bacău, about 100 people in need will receive hot meals daily in their homes.

His Eminence Archbishop Joachim of Roman blessed the Filoxenia “meals on wheels” social service on Wednesday, reports the Basilica News Agency.

Explaining the motivation behind the new project, the hierarch said:

In our diocese, we try to constantly take into account the care of those in need, celebrating the eighth sacrament, or the sacrament of brotherhood, which is as important and consubstantial with the other Sacraments of the Church, without which personal and community salvation would not be possible.

The new service has the capacity to serve about 100 vulnerable people (shut-ins, people with disabilities, or families at risk of poverty), with hot meals delivered to their homes.

The diocese is also taking donations of food and money to help disadvantaged people.

Through its deaneries, parishes, monasteries, and various associations, the Archdiocese of Roman has 82 socio-medical and socio-educational centers and services, both in rural and urban areas.

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