As new initiative, St John’s CAFOD group Burnley organised a soup lunch this Harvest Fast Day. The table was set out as a communal meal with an empty place set in order to remember the 1 in 8 people who go hungry, every day in the world.
A poster of Mayling, a 10 year old from Nicaragua, occupied the empty seat. Mayling lives with her grandmother Marta and they often go hungry. With the help of CAFOD Marta has learned to look after a bee hive. The honey supplements their diet and the surplus is sold at the local market.
Youngsters from St John’s Primary School and Blessed Trinity College attended the meal with some of their teachers along with parishioners, friends and CAFOD volunteers.
Photos: Mayling with youngsters from our schools and the young at heart , stalwart CAFOD worker Frank Kendall, with a guest from Elim Church Burnley.