Still going strong! Victory Kitchen continues to feed 30 families a day in its third month
The initiative served over 12,000 meals in its first nine weeks alone.
Launched in mid-March, the Covid-era Victory Kitchen concept has helped feed hundred of struggling families during the pandemic, and although the situation is relatively more stable, the consequences of the pandemic have not yet worn off.
Taking to Facebook to share an update on the situation, Briju and The Pulled Meat Company co-owner Rafel Sammut revealed that his initiative, which by mid-May had served over 12,000 meals, continues to assist local families: "Although we reduced numbers by almost half, to give us time to focus on our operation, we are still feeding 30 people a day," he said.
Most restaurants have returned back to full operation this month after the remaining restrictions were lifted, and the initiative now requires more support from fellow businesses to ensure its longevity: "We will soon need more restaurants to join, even just feeding one family a day as we had originally planned to do will go a long way," Rafel appealed.
Thanking those who donated to and supported their initiative over the past months, Rafel warned that although a degree of normality has been reached, there is still a long way to go: "...this is not yet over and we continue to need your help."