Social Apostolate Office Providing Rice to the Poor Amid COVID-19

Fr. Peter Truong Van Phuc, SJ, head of the Jesuit Social Apostolate in Vietnam, works with 20 volunteer groups from other congregations and Caritas groups from different parishes in the Archdiocese of Saigon, South Vietnam, in providing material aid for low-income families subjected to quarantines and lockdowns.

40 tons of rice were distributed to 2,000 families in need (mostly unemployed migrants, the elderly, and disabled people) in Go Vap, Tan Binh, Hoc Mon, and Thu Duc. Each family is provided 20 kg of rice for the next 3-4 weeks. 

Since the 4th Covid-19 wave started in late April, 5,876 cases have been recorded in 39 cities and provinces across Vietnam, including 3,233 in Bac Giang and 1,128 in Bac Ninh, 438 in Hanoi, and 437 in Hochiminh City.

Anyone wishing to make a contribution to the program can do so through Fr. Phuc and his team:

  • Vietcombank: 0381 000 398 441 (Kindly write “Supporting COVID-19 victims – 2021)
  • Address: The Society of Jesus in Vietnam: 19 Street 5, Ward 2, Linh Trung, Thu Duc, HCMC
  • Tel: +84 902 448 285
Our Program
Fr. Peter Truong van Phuc, SJ, and his Social Apostolate Office in collaboration with Caritas groups of 25 parishes and religious sisters and brothers from 5 congregations, have provided 20 tons of sweet potatoes to low-income families (mostly migrants and unemployed workers) in 40 poor areas of Hochiminh city. The local government of Hochiminh city has decided to extend the social distancing order by two more weeks due to ongoing coronavirus concerns.
Thank donors for supporting the program. God bless and stay safe!