Kamalen Karidat opens soup kitchen in Dededo village


By the Umatuna Si Yu’os Staff

The Catholic Church on Guam continues to expand the way it reaches out and helps the least of our brothers and sisters.

Kamalen Karidat announces it has opened a soup kitchen in the northern village of Dededo as an expansion of its year-round ministry of feeding the homeless and hungry of our island.

Kamalen Karidat North began operations on Sept. 2. With the help of volunteers, it feeds dinner to the hungry at 6 p.m. four times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at the Dededo Senior Center directly across Santa Barbara Church.

Members of a Presbyterian church handle the feeding of Guam’s needy on the other days, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, also at 6 p.m.

Dededo Mayor Melissa Savares gave permission for Kamalen Karidat to operate the soup kitchen at the senior center, according to Doris Royal, program coordinator for Kamalen Karidat. The original Kusinan Kamalen soup kitchen ministry in Hagåtña continues with dinner served at 6 p.m. seven days a week.

Royal said Kamalen Karidat welcomes help for either of their soup kitchen locations. “We’re looking for volunteers, especially in the North,” she said. To help, please call Royal at 472-4569 or 727-4357.