Project Goal: to improve daily food ration of disadvantaged groups of population and to preserve their dignity.
After the first phase of needs assessment and humanitarian aid provision to vulnerable poor and elderly in 1993-1994, Caritas Georgia started the project of Humanitarian Soup Kitchen in Tbilisi. Thanks to the help of the donors from Holy See, Germany, Italy, USA and other countries and to stable supply of food staff from Italy, Caritas Georgia was able to ensure vulnerable elderly and poor with hot meal and food packages for the week end.
During the armed conflict of 2008, Caritas Georgia was first organization to open the soup kitchens in the shelters for IDP’s. On 10th of August of 2008 at the third day of armed conflict Caritas Soup Kitchen started to serve a hot meal to the IDP’s who were settled at the Olympic Center in Gldani-Nadzaladevi district. Meanwhile the main Soup Kitchen together with Italian Red Cross was preparing between 1000 to 5000 portions for other IDP’s in other collective centers in Tbilisi and in the villages of buffer zone. During the period between December 2008 – July 2010 the small Soup Kitchen founded by Caritas Georgia was operating for 1000 IDP’s in the ex-military hospital in Isani district.
Nowadays, in Tbilisi operates one Soup Kitchen distributes the hot meal to poor and elderly, and to the children from Day Care Center for Vulnerable Children of Caritas.
We are thankful to all the Donors and Local Authorities who have supported this project and the initiatives for poor since 1994.
Project Partners: Social Service Agency of the Ministry of Health of Georgia; Branch of company “JT International Luxembourg S.A.” in Georgia
Project Location: 2 Tornike Eristavi 0192 Street, Tbilisi, Georgia
Project Coordinator: Ms. Larisa Molashvili
Address: 2, Eristavi str.
0192, Gldani-Nadzaladevi district
Cell: (+995 595) 355 830