Bishop Miguel Irizar of Callao, Peru, visited inmates at the Miguel Castro Castro maximum security prison, who donated four tons of food, equaling four days worth of meals for the facility, to be distributed to the victims of freezing weather which is pounding Peru’s southern region.
The donation coincided with the “Sheltering the South” campaign organized by the Diocese of Callao, local governments, and supermarket businesses.
The donation by the inmates includes products such as rice, beans and sugar, among others.
Bishop Irizar spent a few moments with the inmates, encouraging them not to lose hope and thanking them for the gesture which was an example for all. “Nobody should feel excluded from lending a hand to those who suffer,” he said.