The Crown Princess carries out voluntary work at Stockholm City Mission

On Monday, The Crown Princess visited Stockholm City Mission and helped to prepare food packages.

On Monday, The Crown Princess visited Stockholm City Mission and helped to prepare food packages. Photo: Anna Z Ek/Stockholm City Mission

On Monday 30 March, The Crown Princess visited Stockholm City Mission on Mariatorget to help prepare food packages for homeless and vulnerable people.

Every weekday, Stockholm City Mission's St Paul meeting place distributes food packages to homeless people and people in financially vulnerable situations.

Many of Stockholm City Mission's volunteers are older people who are in at-risk groups themselves, and are unable to help right now. The Crown Princess therefore visited Stockholm City Mission to help out.

Food packages are distributed on site or delivered to people who can no longer come to St Paul as a result of COVID-19.

Photo: Anna Z Ek/Stockholm City Mission

Photo: Anna Z Ek/Stockholm City Mission

"Like so many others in society, I feel that I want to do something," said The Crown Princess to staff at St Paul. "So it feels good to be here with you today. It is important that those of us who are in a position to help do so. Together, we can make a difference."

The Crown Princess helped to prepare and pack food packages, which were then distributed at St Paul and delivered to people who can no longer come to St Paul as a result of COVID-19.

The Crown Princess helped to prepare and pack food packages, which were then distributed at St Paul and delivered to people who can no longer come to St Paul as a result of COVID-19. Photo: Anna Z Ek/Stockholm City Mission

The Crown Princess has been patron of Stockholm City Mission since 2010.

The Royal Family and the COVID-19 pandemic

The Royal Family are keen to show their support for the initiatives being carried out by society to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Royal Family are staying informed about how the pandemic is affecting Sweden via discussions, digital meetings and visits.

These visits are planned based on current recommendations, and every effort is being made not to take up time and resources unnecessarily.