courtesy Inter-European Division news
The first few days after the lockdown (cessation of all activities), in March, highlighted the first cases of dietary difficulties in families that were already in precarious positions, such as peddlers, caretakers, maids, car parkers, etc.,. Thus, no work, no money, no food expenses.
The mayor of the town of Gravina di Catania, Massimiliano Giammuso, together with his council, decided to intervene immediately with the population of his town, calling on the various local Caritas (charity organizations) and volunteer associations to meet the immediate needs of people. Among the organizations and associations called was ADRA Italia, with its headquarters in Catania, which immediately took action to participate in the rescue.
With the important financial contribution of the municipality, and other funding received from the national ADRA Network, it was possible to buy and deliver basic necessities to 42 families, several times, during the months of April and May. Local shopkeepers and supermarkets also participated with solidarity carts, where citizens who wanted to donate put in food items to give to those in need.