Rome, Italy, Feb 18, 2022 / 04:00 am
A food truck for the homeless has arrived at the Vatican, where volunteers will distribute warm meals to those who live on the streets around St. Peter’s Basilica.
The initiative, inaugurated on Feb. 17, is part of the non-profit Progetto Arca (Project Ark), which brought the mobile kitchen to Rome after it was successfully introduced in three other Italian cities.
Alberto Sinigallia, Progetto Arca’s president, told CNA’s Italian partner ACI Stampa: “We are here with the mobile kitchen, a food truck with a stove, oven, and tea kettles on board, which will distribute 450 hot meals every week.”
During the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, many soup kitchens in Italy had to close or had to limit their capacity.