The association Le Manteau de Saint-Martin is organizing a large food donation collection this Monday, October 17 next to the Super U supermarket at the Howell Center in Marigot, from 10 a.m. to 15 p.m. to help people in need.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the World Day Against Extreme Poverty and the 30th anniversary of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty which calls for solidarity and shared responsibility to eradicate poverty and combat all forms of discrimination. It is within the framework of the latter that the Manteau de Saint-Martin, an association created in 1998 which fights on a daily basis against the precariousness still too often present on the territory directed by Audrey Gil, its director and territorial adviser to the Collectivity, has decided to launch a food collection operation next Monday. The social organization which recently merged with the national network of Secular Associations for Education, Training, Prevention and Autonomy (ALEFPA) and whose main missions focus, among other things, on food aid, emergency accommodation for people in distress or women victims of violence, social and educational support for homeless people, has concocted a varied program for this particular day, with a lunch with music for the beneficiaries of the Coat of Saint-Martin and the collection of donations in parallel in order to meet the demand of people in precarious situations whose primary needs (eating, drinking, washing and sleeping) are hardly met. The representatives and volunteers of the Manteau de Saint-Martin will therefore be on Monday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 15 p.m. near the Super U in Marigot to collect food donations that will allow people suffering from poverty to find some comfort and hope in this united approach. _VX
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