Refugees at a temporary accommodation in Germany.

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It Takes a “Village” of Churches

A story of Iranian refugees in Germany

I work professionally as a caterer, and one of the tasks is the delivery of lunch meals to schools. Toward the end of the summer holidays in 2015 my boss asked me and my coworkers if we would volunteer to participate in food distribution to refugees. About 150 refugees who needed to be fed were soon to be accommodated in the school gym of our town Bergheim/Erft in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Help was needed in the evenings and on weekends. As an early riser, I agreed to help with the preparation and delivery of breakfast on Sundays.

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