Bishop Atanasije opens soup kitchen in Prekovci, visits school and faithful in Paralovo

ЕThe Diocese of Raška-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija, together with the NGO "Majka devet Jugovića" (Mother of the Nine Jugoviches) today officially opened its fifth soup kitchen and bakery in the village of Prekovci near Novo Brdo. The new soup kitchen, which is located on the premises of the (already existing) soup kitchen in Prekovci, will provide daily hot meals and bread to the poorest citizens in the municipality of Gnjilane.

The opening of the new soup kitchen will ensure a daily meal for another 250 people from six villages in the municipality of Gnjilane. Therefore, the total number of persons using soup kitchens in Kosovo and Metohija has increased and presently numbers more than 1,500 people.

On this occasion, Bishop Atanasije, the Administrator of the Diocese of Raška and Prizren, said: "The opening and operation of a new soup kitchen in Kosovo and Metohija has been made possible thanks to donations collected through the charitable campaign "One phone call for one meal for the hungry in Kosovo and Metohija", which was carried out in Republika Srpska through the church parish of Lazarica with the blessing of Bishop Jefrem of Banja Luka, and resulted in the collection of 105 tons of food and 25,000 euros in money.