Over the past month, JCI Malta has seen over 1,000 meals delivered to 150 vulnerable people, collecting over €16,000 in donations for their Buy a Meal initiative.
The idea of the project came about due to the negative impact that COVID-19 had on local businesses as well as the less fortunate sector of society. By collecting online donations from people, teaming up with local restaurants and roping in the help of NGOs, JCI Malta was able to keep restaurants in business and people well fed.
The numbers reflect the project’s success. During the first week, 30 people were receiving meals, which increased to 150 people translating to 400 meals per week. The project is now coming to an end, with 3rd May being the last day that donations will be accepted. The meals will continue being delivered until all the funds are used, so that is dependent on the amount of donations received during the next week.
Donations are to be made online.