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Order of Malta Australia


1,800 pieces of bread distributed to 150 underfed seniors in February


Following the launch of the Bread for the Weekend project in January 2019, the weekly service continued to provide nutritious meals to the isolated seniors whose lives are constantly exposed to hopeless hunger.

Members of the Order of Malta Korea have comfortably settled into its operational routine. Two to three members gather every Thursday afternoon to pack freshly baked breads that contain healthy ingredients into individual bags. The following morning, two or three members arrive at the bakery with a van  to pick up the pre-packaged and labelled breads. They then deliver them to Myung Hwi Won, a free meal service center where 150 underfed seniors come for free lunch. Three pieces of breads are put into one bag for each elderly senior to take home to as they arrive at the center for them to enjoy over the coming weekend.

The project champion, Helene Hyewon Chung, also an aspirant of Order of Malta Korea, has been coordinating the entire service. Now into its second month of operation, the project is finding its own routine and fulfilling the purpose of the project in addressing urban poverty for the isolated seniors.

The last service for February, which took place on the 27th of February, was even more special as the members in the ‘delivery team’ also worked in the kitchen to cook and serve the free lunch for the same elderly seniors they give the breads to, right after making the delivery to Myung Hwi Won.

In total 1,800 pieces of breads (600 bags of breads) were distributed to 150 underfed seniors throughout the month of February.

The Australian Association

The Australian Association, formed in 1974, currently has in excess of 300 members and aspirant members across every State and Territory of Australia. We also have ongoing and strong links with the Order’s National Associations throughout the Asia Pacific Region including in Singapore and the Philippines and with members of the Order in New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Thailand and Korea. The Order of Malta is committed to serving Our Lords the Poor and Sick worldwide and has done so for over 900 years. This website shares with you the history, mission and current activities of the Order of Malta in Australia, and provides links to the work of the Order world-wide.