PASTORAL LETTER – Share Your Bread with the Hungry

PASTORAL LETTER
Share Your Bread with the Hungry
February 7, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Covid 19 has changed the lives of all people, poor and rich alike, economically, socially and spiritually. Its strongest impact is on the poor families that are now struggling to survive. For many of our fellow Filipinos, hunger is real and many of them are asking where to get their food for each day. Whatever we can save on Ash Wednesday because of our fasting, abstinences and other acts of penance let us share to those in need of food.

The Church continues to fulfill its mission of feeding the hungry and tending to the needs of the poor. Following this, Pondo ng Pinoy Community Foundation Inc. invites everyone to be in solidarity with the poor, through Hapag-Asa Integrated Nutrition Program. For several years
now, Pondo ng Pinoy supports dioceses in feeding the hungry and malnourished children including the malnourished and lactating mothers through the Hapag-Asa Program. The program has been expanded to feed more children who are starving because of the pandemic.

For this purpose, Pondo ng Pinoy is re-launching the FAST2FEED to support funding the Hapag-Asa program. Whatever you save from fasting you may donate to be used in feeding children who are in danger of stunting and wasting. To feed a hungry child one meal a day for
120 days, all it takes is ₱10.00/day or ₱1,200.00 for six months. Kindly direct your donation for FAST2FEED to Caritas Manila, indicating that the said amount is intended for this program.

“If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts” (Ps 95:8). The pandemic has brought too much misery among us. But God in His abounding kindness and mercy, is asking us to lend a hand, give help to the poor, and feed the hungry. Let us listen to Him and heed His command with an open and loving heart. May God bless us all.

+ BRODERICK S. PABILLO
Apostolic Administrator of Manila

 

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