The Taluk Headquarters of Coimbatore, Pollachi is a busy town. Unspared by covid, the poor and needy reeled under its adverse effects. The need of the hour being lock downs and all measures to control a complete outbreak was necessary. At this point Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust reached out to the poor tribal folk of Pollachi through the Panchayat making sure that 200 kgs of wheat flour was distributed amongst this struggling population.
Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust in a phased manner addressed the urgent needs of the migrant population in Coimbatore. This migrant population being from the northern areas of India were accustomed to eating wheat flat bread or chapati rather than rice. So, Annapoorna Trust catering to the poor man’s need gave them what they relished the most. With trains and buses banned from plying in accordance with government rules, getting back to their hometowns was a distant dream.
Over the first 3 phases, 9 tons of wheat flour had been distributed. Then in the fourth and final phase 1 ton was distributed to the migrant population of Annur area through the government with necessary advisory rules in place. On some occasions Annapoorna Trust members had even provided a cooked breakfast to the migrant workers and their families. Addressing hunger has always been Annapoorna’s goal.