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Food shipment feeds hundreds at parish, orphanage and school in Ukraine

The Salesians have been working with the Catholic Church in Korostyshiv since 1994 and have been working at the Salesian school in Vsesvit for five years. Although the Salesians do not work directly with the Teterivka orphanage and boarding school, the children there are disabled and need specialized care. Their only source of funding comes from the government, which has dwindled since the outbreak of war.

A Salesian missionary said, “With the support of Feed My Starving Children, we were able to intervene and distribute food parcels to children who have been greatly affected and touched by this support.”

Along with sending food, Salesian Missions also sent medical supplies provided by Matter, an organization that provides corporate surplus to places and people who need these vital resources the most. The medical supplies were provided to the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians of Eastern Rite Christians in Ukraine, then dispersed to the Salesian community in Zhytomyr, among other sites. The supplies are used in local hospitals and for people in need.

Shortly after the start of the war, the Salesian Missions launched a Emergency Relief Fund for Ukraine which helps provide shelter, food and supplies to refugees in need.

Pope Francis on Wednesday raised concerns on the potential for escalation of the war in Ukraine. NATO held emergency talks on Wednesday morning after Poland was hit by a missile, killing two people, according to the Associated Press.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the missile that hit Poland late on Tuesday was “probably” caused by the activity of Ukraine’s air defense systems, BBC News reported.