Mother’s meal inaugurated in Uganda

On the feast of their founder St Anthony Claret, the Bangalore Claretians inaugurated the Mother’s Meal program in Uganda, to provide support for 100 families in distress due to COVID. 

Fr Sebastian CMF, missionary in Uganda expressed his happiness at being able to provide the Mother’s Meal Kit containing essential food items every month for a year. He said, “we owe our gratitude to the Macau team of Claretians for their generosity that has made this happen.”

Fr Sebastian said that though everyone is in need, “we are focusing on families with disabilities, terminal illness, widows and elderly without any support, as per the objectives of the Mother’s Meal program. We selected the beneficiaries from every village we work in,” he said. 

Fr Jijo Kandamkulathil, CMF missionary in Macau, organized the fund raising for Mother’s Meal through promotions in Macau with his volunteers. He said “People here understand the struggles of others. They want to contribute to ensure that no one dies of hunger. We have raised enough money to support 100 families in Uganda for a year with a Mother’s Meal Kit.” His team also provides Mother’s Meal for 60 needy including Macao residents and non-residents every month in Macau. (Photo: Father Joy Mampillikunnel through Father George Kannanthanam)