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Easter packages with food and basic necessities as well as financial assistance in the form of vouchers for the supply of necessary food are offered to financially vulnerable groups and families by the church, municipalities and other bodies, in view of the Easter holidays, in all the provinces of free Cyprus.

A total of 85 families in the Metropolitan Region of Constantia – Famagusta received financial assistance in the form of vouchers to purchase the necessary food they need for the Easter holidays.

As Tasos Spyrou, Head of the Financial Department of the Diocese of Constantia – Famagusta, told KYPE, “in collaboration with the Coordinating Committee of the Christian Associations and parishes of the Diocese, food packages and financial assistance are being offered for the Easter holidays, to approx. 85 families of the Metropolitan Region. The Diocese provides financial assistance of 300 euros for Easter to around 50 needy students, while ten scholarships were also given”.

He added that “help is also given to our fellow human beings in need from the Christian Associations of the parishes and also the parishes of the Metropolitan Region themselves. Statistics show that the financial assistance provided by the Metropolis, Christian associations and parishes to needy families amounts to 35-40 thousand euros during the Easter period”.

At the same time, Georgios Gerasimos, manager of the Social Grocery Store of the Municipality of Larnaca, reported to KYPE that “in the context of its Social Solidarity, the Municipality of Larnaca will once again proceed this year with the established distribution of food for the Easter season, to the eligible holders of the Grocery Store card”.

He added that the distribution will take place tomorrow, Good Friday, May 3, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Municipality's Multipurpose Social Welfare and Employment Center, on Faneromenis Avenue, where currently houses the Social Grocery Store.

He said that “a total of 61 families that have been approved, and are holders of a Social Grocery card, will receive the Easter package this year, which is considered rich since it contains food and other basic necessities. However, due to the Easter holidays, it is expected that people who are not holders of the Social Grocery card will also come tomorrow, who will also be given an Easter package”.

Besides, in a statement, the Multi-Dynamic Municipal Center of Strovolos and the Municipality of Strovolos state that they have delivered packages of love to 240 families, ahead of the Easter celebration. As reported, the special packages for the Easter table were given to the families who receive support on a monthly basis, as part of a special program of the Multipurpose Municipal Center.

It is noted that Easter food was also given gifts to the approximately 800 children who participate in the program of the Children's Protection and Employment Centers of the Versatile Municipal Center (children's clubs).

Also, in today's announcement, the Athienou Social Welfare Committee states that the donations to the Mayor of Athienou Kyriakos Kareklas, as President of the Social Welfare Committee, from individuals and companies of the Municipality, to be used for the relief of individuals and families in need these days, continue Easter holy days continue.

It is noted that Athienitis visited the Mayor of Athienou and offered cards with food stamps to be given to families in the Municipality in need, totaling €2,000 . At the same time, individuals and companies in the area of ​​the Municipality offered various products to be used for the relief of individuals and families in need, such as dairy products and meat.

Also, it is reported that the Holy Metropolis of Trimythoundos offered vouchers for the purchase of meat from butchers of the Municipality of Athienou, while through the Provincial Coordination Council of Volunteering a quantity of juices, bottled water and flour was received.

Source: KYPE

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