Lunchbox project provides 16,000 meals to forgotten neighbours in Seoul slums
The ‘Lunchbox’ project is the first project developed by the Order of Malta Korea and launched on 25 June, 2016 in celebration of St. John’s Day. The project provides a nutritious and filling meal for the poor and the sick residents of slums in downtown Seoul.
The project is fully self-funded by the members and aspirants, and has grown over time from a monthly service to four times a month. Members and volunteers cook and pack up to 300 lunchboxes to the marginalized residents in a slum near Seoul Station. To date over 16,000 lunchboxes have been distributed, with a distribution of 9,000 across 2019 in plan.