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    Club and Roma Cares support World Day for the Poor


    For the third straight year the club has shown its commitment to the cause by delivering 5,000 packages - containing basic necessities and food stuffs - to families in around 60 neighborhoods around the city of Rome.

    In doing so, the club hopes to offer a helping hand to those most in need - during a period only made all the more difficult by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

    Thanks to support from Roma Cares, Elite supermarkets and brnds including Frantoio Agostini and Orsini Imballaggi, the packages contain high quality food products and much more - including masks and Roma toys.

    Each package also contains a special message from Pope Francis.

    World Day of the Poor takes place on Sunday, with the Pope leading a special Mass at Saint Peter's.

    "I feel I must thank the CEO of Roma, Guido Fienga, and the Fedeli family, who own Elite supermarkets," said Monsignor Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation.

    "On that note, furthermore I am delighted to emphasise that the collection and distribution of these packages has only been made possible thanks to the hard work of 20 young men - all of whom are currently looking for work."

    Roma CEO Fienga added: "For the third year in a row we are throwing our support behind this important day, using all the organisation we put in place during the lockdown in order to deliver packages to some of our oldest or most at-risk fans.

    "For us this is a demonstration of how close we are to fans and citizens, during a period when unfortunately we cannot have them at the stadium with us."

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