The Malta Trust Foundation has set up a Food Aid Project with the support of the business community after it received an overwhelming number of requests from disadvantaged families who are among the worst hit by the coronavirus economic crisis.
Foundation head Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca said: “During these critical times, it is very disturbing to receive so many requests for food from families and unfortunate individuals. We are also getting appeals for help from people who call us in tears because they are unable to pay their rent and are very scared they will become homeless.”
The Foundation’s team and volunteers today started distributing boxes of food, which have been generously donated by businesses, among them: Pama, Vernons, Piscopo Cash & Carry, Convenience Shops, Busy Bee, Cauchi Poultry, Chef’s Choice, Frank Borda Ltd, Golden Harvest, Jespers Bakery, Green’s Supermarkets, Benna, Ta’ Ganza, e-Cabs, Bonju Cabs, General Soft Drinks, GoTo Sharing, Famalco, Blexr Gaming, and Remax.
The Malta Trust Foundation has also been asked to support some NGOs with food supplies as their resources are overstretched in their efforts to cope with the increasing number of people coming forward.