As of late 2021, the numbers of people with no income, seeking emergency relief was more than double pre-pandemic levels (Victorian Council of Social Services 05/2022).
With the blessing of Archbishop Markarios, Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis with members of the Five Loaves initiative visited Eleni Andrianakis at the Queen Victoria Market. Eleni will be joining forces with the Five Loaves Team. Eleni is a qualified psychiatric nurse who has dedicated herself twice a week for the last six years to helping the homeless, disadvantaged and marginalised in our community. Eleni not only provides meals but also has a medical van offering medical care once a week.
The people in this location can exceed over 80 people at any one time. The neglect that these people are facing was clear and obvious.
With the growing need in this location, Bishop Kyriakos with the Five Loaves Volunteers will extend their assistance to provide hot nutritious meals for this community.
This week our dedicated volunteers cooked up delicious fried rice, baked chicken and potatoes accompanied with a favourite Greek dessert rizogalo, fresh fruit and snacks. Meals were also distributed to several crisis centres.
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ACC Name: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Central Filoptohos
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