When meetings were banned across the country, the Mission continued to cook food for Soup Kitchen and Street Mercy beneficiaries for as was possible (for one or two weeks, depending on the region). The warm food was either distributed to people’s homes or people were invited to come and collect it.
As the restrictions grew more limiting, changes had to be made again. From March 30, all Soup Kitchens in Moldova will deliver packages of food products instead of warm food. The Street Mercy beneficiaries will be given packages of tinned food that do not require cooking, prepared by the church.
The Mission staff in Moldova are grateful to God that they have no cases of coronavirus among their beneficiaries or staff this far. They say, “We thank God that despite all the turmoil, according to our country manager, Tudor Lungu, we were able to provide the families and children in our programmes with enough food for the next four to six weeks. We are praying for possibilities to provide more help later on, supporting people in distress to survive through this period with hope.”