By ZENIT Staff

The Church in Peru has transferred the funds raised during the campaign “For a Peru without hunger”, a great crusade of national solidarity, to the 100 dining rooms to assist the most needy people suffering from the economic and social crisis as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Peru.

As Fides informed, the Fundación Teletón San Juan de Dios together with the Peruvian Bishops’ Conference, through its initiative “Give them something to eat” (Mt 14:16) and Cáritas del Perú, carried out the national crusade, which managed to collect S / 698, 669 Peruvian soles, thanks to the solidarity of all Peruvians, including companies, institutions, artists and the general public at a national and international level.

These funds were distributed to the network of dining rooms in the 46 ecclesiastical jurisdictions located in all the regions of the country, to serve 10,000 vulnerable people with lunches in the 100 parish dining rooms for a period of two months (August and September).

The jurisdictions of Lima, Callao, Chosica, Carabayllo, Lurín, Trujillo, Iquitos, Jaén, Huancayo, and Huánuco will serve food thanks to 3 dining areas each, while the remaining 36 jurisdictions will have 2 dining rooms to provide food to those who need it most.

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