Over 6,000 Maltese families fed over the past few months thanks to Victory Kitchen’s efforts
Once COVID-19 hit in Malta, a number of families across the island were affected in one way or another, with some struggling to put food on the table. In came Victory Kitchen – a food charity organisation that came about after restaurants had to close their doors for safety reasons during the height of the pandemic.
Spearheaded by Rafel Sammut from Briju Restaurant and assisted by a number of other local chefs who joined forces, Victory Kitchen set out with the aim of feeding one family a day. “In our first four days we fed 16 families and in our second week we fed 54 families. At the end of our third week it was 74 families, with the help of three other local chefs and many more wanting to sign up,” Rafel says.
Since its first delivery, Victory Kitchen has served 6,621 families by donating over 19,576 meals across the island to families who need it most.
Victory Kitchen has been doing its best so that more families in need can received nutritious meals during this time. To keep the concept going, they’ll be organising a fundraising event in September. “This involves a swim starting from Ċirkewwa, going around Comino, up to Gozo and going back to Ċirkewwa, covering a total of 15.1km. The exact date and starting location will be confirmed later on, depending on weather conditions.”
Here’s how you can help
Those wishing to help this awesome cause can participate by donating €100 which will go towards continuing to feed such families. You can contact Victory Kitchen through Facebook or by calling 9990 6056.
“There are thousands of families that are still in need. Victory Kitchen translates humble food into hope, faith, and courage for those who might otherwise remain hungry. We intend to continue our services on a permanent bases and hopefully reach out to even more people over the coming months”, said Rafel.
Rafel, together with Hany Harb from Alibab Restaurant, Jean Galea Souchet from Cleland & Souchet, Robert Bonello, Zack De Marco and Marko Pavlovic headed to Beirut just last week as “Team Malta for Beirut” where they cooked thousands of meals for those people affected by the recent tragedy, as well as giving out 1000kg of raw produce.