Archbishop Charles Scicluna visited and blessed the soup kitchen run by the Franciscan Friars (Ta’ Giezu) in Valletta. Fr Marcellino Micallef OFM and Dr Alexiei Dingli explained to the Archbishop the work involved to run ‘Soup Kitchen OFM Valletta’ which will feed around 100 persons on a daily basis.

The Archbishop also met volunteers and signed the guest book where he left the following message:

“I impart every blessing and prosperity to all the people of goodwill, who have worked or work in the OFM Soup Kitchen in Valletta and believe in the motto ‘Life with Dignity’; to the guests who sit at the table of love in the spirit of St Francis, with a broken heart but with hope instilled in their soul; and to all the benefactors of this initiative, this work of mercy.”

Fr Marcellino Micallef OFM explained to Archbishop Scicluna that the ‘Soup Kitchen OFM Valletta’ is inspired by the Gospel according to St Luke: “You give them something to eat” (Lk 9:13). The place not only feeds those who need a meal every day but also offers psychiatric services, counselling and spiritual guidance. The soup kitchen is also equipped with bathrooms and a laundry room.

The Franciscan soup kitchen is located in St Ursula Street and is open from Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm. For more information call 79227570.