In their efforts to assist local philanthropic causes, Frank Salt staff members have donated €2400 to Soup Kitchen OFM Valletta, a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing free healthy and warm meals to people in need.
Maria Falzon, a Frank Salt Real Estate team member coordinated this initiative in the run up to Christmas. Staff donated money and food to assist individuals, who have lost their jobs or simply cannot afford to pay their rent or feed their families – a problem which was further amplified due to the onset of the pandemic. Thanks to the team’s efforts, a generous sum of €1200 was collected by staff members which was topped up by an equivalent amount from the Directors to make the total of €2,400. “I was impressed by my colleagues’ extreme generosity, especially in times like these,” said Maria Falzon.
The donation was presented to Fr Marcellino Micallef, founder of the Soup Kitchen and a Franciscan friar by Grahame Salt and Maria Falzon.
Mr Frank Salt then presented a second donation himself in memory of his late wife. “We believe this is a very good cause and we are proud to see the solidarity of our staff at times like these in putting together such a generous sum”.
The Soup Kitchen OFM Valletta project is due to open within a month or so and aims to provide a hot, nutritious, well-balanced meal to the poorest of Maltese society. The kitchen which will be based in St Ursula Street, Valletta, will also serve as a place of respite for couples and families going through marital and financial crisis, those suffering from mental illness, those who have a low income and poor families, amongst other issues. Besides feeding the hungry, a range of programs will be organised to nourish the soul and body and empower these people to learn new skills to move with their lives forward as well as break out of isolation.
Fr Marcellino Micallef thanked Frank Salt Real Estate for their generosity and appealed to other companies and individuals to follow in the same steps and make more donations to this very worthy cause. “I believe that God provides and Frank Salt Real Estate will be another shoulder to lean on and our joy is simply to give the opportunity for those who come, to live life in dignity and also offer them our time to hear their stories, besides providing them with food.”