Parish Priest of Christ the King Catholic Church, Accra, Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell, SVD, has called on well-meaning individuals and groups to support the Soup Kitchen program of the church.
Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell, SVD founded the project in January 2016 in response to Pope Francis’ declaration of 2016 as a Jubilee Year of Mercy and has since been supported by the Parish Pastoral Council of Christ the King Parish (PPC).
The Soup Kitchen since its inception has become a resource for the homeless and poor, which provides free meals, clothes, toiletries and creates a sense of belonging to the beneficiaries of in a community.
Fr. Campbell revealed that there have been many cases where beneficiaries received various medical services and seen specialist which has been very costly.
He added that about 40 to 50 people receive breakfast and lunch daily at the center and receive daily training lessons on topics such as good manners, hygiene, Bible knowledge, and others. “We provide support to all who want to go back to school or go back to their hometowns. We also pay for their education and support those who want to start trading or be auto mechanics and leather and bead making as well”, He said.
The programme has since received 4 new Social Workers who do daily counseling with the beneficiaries.
He expressed his profound gratitude to all who have in various ways supported the Soup Kitchen so far. “People have been generous to the Soup Kitchen and we really appreciate their support and has further called on all to come to support the Soup Kitchen program.
Source: Andy Manomey//Radio Angelus