16 Dec, 2022 In Food

"It’ll be lonely this Christmas" – Struggles faced by those in isolation

Lonely on Christmas

Christmas is usually a time which brings joy and happiness to a lot of people.

From friends meeting up for some drinks, to those family gatherings with party food going around, and also some shopping for that special someone.

All of these are nice activities to do with others while you exchange precious moments and laughs.

However, this might not be the case for some who ultimately have to resort to spending it on their own or even struggling to make it through the day, and it is important not to forget about them. The Faculty of Social Wellbeing at the University of Malta estimates over 54% of the Maltese feel lonely.

To counteract this feeling of solitude, at least for Christmas Day, Caritas Malta is bringing back its annual Christmas Day lunch to those who feel the need to be with others on this otherwise special occasion! Alfred Mizzi Foundation is the main sponsor for the catering needs required to organise such an event. 

Caritas embarked on this initiative in 2015, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic it had to be cancelled for the past 2 years.

It’s great news to hear about its return, following the various psychological and social challenges that a global pandemic presented on the population.

Christmas Lunch
Lonely on Christmas

It is estimated that this event will gather 600 people around the table with Caritas urging those who will be alone this Christmas to get in touch via

+356 79555915…


Do you know anyone who could benefit from this?

Let them know today!