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1,000 Order of Malta Lunchboxes in March for those in Seoul slums

04/04/2019 


For the month of March, the Order of Malta Korea carried out four weekly lunchbox services on the first and third Tuesdays, and on the second and fourth Thursdays.  Nearly 1,000 lunchboxes were cooked and packed across the four services, by a total of 25 volunteers – 20 of which are regular volunteers who participate at least once a month and have done so for over a year.

We are grateful that this simple and yet conscious routine is now part of our lives in which we feel embraced by the love of God.” Veronica Kim, Member of the Order of Malta Korea

Among the forgotten neighbors in slum to whom we serve the lunchboxes regularly, there are quite a number of patients who are suffering from various types of disorder or impairment that unables them to digest solid food. For those in such condition, we have been preparing rice porridge cooked with minced vegetables, helping them to recover with enough nutrition.

On the 14th of March, one volunteers came to serve in the morning despite a job interview scheduled in the afternoon. She said to the surprised members and volunteers that “as much as the job interview matters, my commitment to cook and pack the lunchboxes matters, too.”

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.