300 parckages through the Social Supermarket were distributed by the Holy Metropolis of Corfu, Paxos and the Diapontian Islands on the afternoon of Monday, December 21, 2020 to families in view of the Christmas holidays. The local Church, with the help and assistance of other local organizations that appreciate its effort, covered the needs of our fellow human beings who are having difficulties. Another 300 parcels are being prepared for the feast of the Epiphany.
In a statement, His Eminence the Bishop of Corfu, Paxos and the Diapontian Islands Mr. Nektarios stressed that despite the difficulties of the times and despite the fact that the churches remain closed, the local Church, in addition to its own resources, mobilized other bodies and individuals who responded in the fight no one is deprived of table material and essentials at Christmas. Mr. Nektarios thanked both the volunteers who prepared the parcels, and the executives of the General Poverty Fund who willingly serve in the struggle of love.
The Social Supermarket of the Holy Metropolis, outside the city, has branches in Kanalia, Sidari and Lefkimmi. The help of the Mayor of North Corfu Mr. George Machimaris, the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi, Mr. Souliotis and Mr. Gerontakis of the company Kerkyra Seaways, the company Duroxil, the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of the Rotikos Club , parishes and monasteries of the Holy Metropolis and individuals, while the most important, as always, was the help of the Pan-Corfiot Association of New York, which offered 150 turkeys.
The Holy Metropolis also thanks the Corfu Police Department and the North Corfu Police Department for facilitating the distribution made in compliance with the Public Health protection measures, as well as the DIMITRA and DIELAS supermarkets for the provision of basic necessities. of special love baskets, as well as the supermarkets LIDL, Kazianis, AB Vassilopoulos and SKLAVENITIS.
Finally, the local Church expresses its gratitude to every Corfiot and Corfiot who support solidarity with their fellow human beings from the surplus and backwardness of their hearts.