AMERICA/MEXICO - "Hungerless Families": Caritas campaign against Covid-19 continues

Saturday, 18 April 2020 coronavirus   solidarity   hunger   family   bishops   caritas  


Mexico City (Agenzia Fides) - Caritas Mexico continues and relaunches the "Hungerless Families" campaign launched on Easter Sunday. The campaign aims to collect food to feed families who, due to the crisis caused by Covid-19, have been left without work or wages. As in many other Latin American countries, many day laborers are unable to earn the wages of a working day and therefore do not bring food to their families.
After the consecration of the Latin American countries to the protection of Our Lady of Guadalupe (See Fides, 13/4/2020), Caritas Mexico was chosen to act as national coordinating body in the "Hungerless Families" campaign to which many charitable institutions and NGOs were added. .
The Mexican Episcopal Conference, in the note sent to Fides, underlines the quality and capillarity of the network structure that Caritas Mexico owns to carry out this service, through the Diocesan Caritas and the Pastoral Vicars present throughout the Mexican territory.
Mexico currently reaches 6,875 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 546 deaths. During yesterday's press conference for the daily outbreak report, José Luis Alomía Zegarra, general manager of Epidemiology, explained that Mexico City maintains the highest incidence rate confirmed by COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants. So far, the country's capital has registered 2,080 cases; followed by the State of Mexico, with 754; and Baja California, with 536. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 18/4/2020)