President of Malta George Vella inaugurated a new structure built at The President’s Kitchen Garden, a food establishment raising funds in aid of the Community Chest Fund. The establishment is located in historical gardens belonging to San Anton Palace in Attard, where for centuries vegetables and herbs have been grown to supply the palace.
The aim of this investment, which was made on the initiative of the President himself and Mrs Vella and which has substantially improved the establishment’s environment, is to make the place more attractive in order to, ultimately, increase revenue for The Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation. The President recalled that, as a result of Covid-19, several activities from which many donations used to be collected for the foundation have been adversely affected. Additionally, several individuals and companies that were regular benefactors and were negatively affected had to reduce or discontinue their donations. Meanwhile, the Community Chest Fund’s expenditure continues to increase tremendously, mainly due to rising prices of oncology drugs.
The President thanked all the workers who were involved in this project and announced that there are plans to upgrade other areas of the Kitchen Garden in the future.