The Export-Import Bank of Korea has been consistently engaging in community welfare, such as through the Hope Seed volunteer program of a soup kitchen earlier this month near Seoul Station, according to the bank on Sept. 22.
The soup kitchen was open for some 300 homeless to provide hearty meals ahead of South Korea’s thanksgiving holiday Chuseok.
Eximbank Deputy President Kang Seung-joong (right) helps serve meals for the homeless at a soup kitchen near Seoul Station on Sept. 10. (Eximbank)
“It was a meaningful time to share some love and bond with those who are excluded during the thanksgiving holiday,” said Eximbank Deputy President Kang Seung-joong.
According to the agency, some 35 volunteers served food and also helped run the busy soup kitchen by cleaning and washing dishes.
It also said it would continue to volunteer for the homeless in the future to help them start over.
Eximbank has been running the Hope Seed Program that centers on helping the underprivileged since 2012. Besides running a soup kitchen for the homeless, it also provides school meals for the vulnerable.
By Cho Hyee-su / The Korea Herald (firstname.lastname@example.org)