In times of COVID – 19 lockdown, many families have lost their means of livelihood. Annapoorna Trust is supporting those needy families by supplying them with Food Essentials
May 19th : Food Relief Kits distributed to 60 needy families in Hubli
The Annapoorna team in Hubli packed 60 Food relief kits with daily essentials. These Food Relief Kits were distributed to 60 needy families in the areas Ramnagar, Ganeshpet, Nagashettykoppa, Girnichal, Joladoni, Gauli Galli etc.
May 19th : 87 needy families in remote villages in AP receive relief
Anapoorna team in Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh visited 10 remote villages in and around Kothavalasa and L Kota Mandalas such as SitaGorlevanipalem, Thamarapalli, Srirampuram, Karnatakapalli, Kotturu, Sambayyapalem, Gollapeta, Rajanna colony and Umadevi Colony. They reached out to 87 needy families in these villages and provided them with daily essentials. With this, the team has overall reached out to 250 families with relief in the various mandals mentioned.
May 17th : Food served to several needy people on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanthi
Annapoorna team served a very sumptuous lunch with Sweet, Tamarind rice, Vada and Laddu to several needy people in Hyderabad on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanthi.
May 14th : 20 needy children’s families in Hyderabad receive relief
Annapoorna team reached out to needy families of 20 children studying in an Annapoorna breakfast programme beneficiary school. The families were unable to make their ends meet due to the current extended lockdown.
The team has provided groceries that is expected to last them for a month
Ramamurthy Nagar – Bangalore, Karnataka
May 13th : Relief kits for 8 needy families in Ramamurthy Nagar
Annapoorna volunteers in Ramamurthy Nagar identified 8 needy families in Ramamurthy Nagar, Bangalore who were unable to earn a livelihood under the lockdown. They distributed food relief kits to those 8 needy families.
May 11th : Relief kits for 100 Annapoorna beneficiary students’ families in Jamshedpur
Annapoorna volunteers in Jamshedpur reached out to Annapoorna School students’ families and distributed relief kits to families of 100 students’ of Annapoorna School Sri Surat Sarvajanik M E School, Bistupur, Jamshedpur.
The relief kits contained 1kg sattu, 1kg channa, 250gms muri ( puffed rice ), 1kg gud ( jaggery ), 1 big marie biscuit pack, 2 bathing soaps, 2 washing soaps and 1 child mask.
May 9th : Relief kits for 25 needy families in Mandya
Annapoorna volunteers in Mandya identified 25 needy families who were unable to earn a livelihood under the extended Covid-19 lockdown. They distributed food relief kits to those 25 needy families.
The relief kits contained 5kgs rice, 1kg tur dal, 1 litre oil, half kg sugar, 1kg wheat, 250gms groundnut, 100gms turmeric, 100gms chilli powder, 100 gms tamarind and 1kg rava.
May 6th: Relief Kits distribution to 2000 needy families in Kolar
On May 6th, Annapoorna volunteers provided support to 2000 needy families in Kolar with relief kits containing monthly groceries. This initiative was with the support of Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust.
The Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Kolar Gold Fields Smt. Roopa Kala Shashidhar was present along with other Government officials during the distribution.
The groceries that would last a month, comprised of rice, toor dal , oil, pulses along with other items.
May 6th: Meals for migrant workers in Hyderabad
Annapoorna team in Hyderabad served specially arranged meals for migrant workers in Hyderabad. Sumptuous meals comprising white rice, dal, curry, dessert, chilli bajji, chutney, and buttermilk were served to all the migrant workers and their families.
May 6th : Food Relief Kits distributed to 85 needy families
Anapoorna volunteers identified 85 needy families and prepared food relief kits for distribution. 54 food relief kits were distributed to the families of children of Nirmal Nagar, Domohani Annapoorna school and 31 food relief kits were distributed to Jyothi Club Balvikas children at Supodera.
Each food relief kit contained 1kg channa, 1 kg sattu, 5 packs muri, 1kg jaggery (gud), 1 big marie biscuit packet, 2 bathing soaps and two washing soaps.
Whitefield – Bangalore, Karnataka
May 4th: Second round of covid-19 relief for Whitefield slums
The Annapoorna volunteers in Whitefield in Bengaluru, today morning, reached out with a second installment of relief materials to help the needy migrant slum dwellers during the extended lockdown.
The volunteers served about 170 families with provisions such as rice, lentils (dal), oil, ragi (finger millet), salt, soaps, etc. All these families are of migrant workers, living in slums near Kundalahalli and Tubharahalli area, who are unable to earn their daily wages currently. As always, social distancing norms were fully adhered to.
Ramanagara District, Karnataka
May 4th: Annapoorna volunteers distributed 55 relief kits in Vaddarahalli , Ramanagara district. 60 relief kits were also distributed in Iruligara doddi village, Channapatna taluk, Ramanagara district. Mr Srinivas, Deputy director of social welfare dept, Ramanagara was also present during the distribution.
May 2nd: 1000 Relief kits distribution in Ramanagara district
The 1000 relief kits which were earlier handed over to the CEO’s office at Ramanagara were distributed to needy families in Ramanagara and Kanakapura by Annapoorna volunteers. During the distribution, Srinivas – Deputy Director, Department of Social Welfare and Jayprakash – Assistant Director, Kanakapura were present.
April 29th : Relief kits for 1000 families in Ramanagara district
Annapoorna Trust in collaboration with Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust has provided 1000 relief kits on the request of Chief Executive Officer of Ramanagara district in Karnataka, Mr. Mohammed Ikram. The kits contain groceries that are expected to last for a month for a family.
The relief kits, which have been handed over at the CEO’s office in Ramanagara, would be further distributed to 1000 needy families in the district to help them during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.
Comprehensive COVID-19 Relief Activity in Dehradun
Annapoorna volunteers from Dehradun in Uttarakhand state have planned meticulously and are carrying out relief activities to help needy families and the homeless during the COVID-19 lockdown period.
Concerted efforts with government authorities for providing meals
Based on government authorities’ request, from 16th April, about 150 packets of meals are being supplied to the government control room for distribution to needy and homeless persons everyday for lunch.
From 27 April onwards, the efforts have been doubled by providing 150 + 150 packets of meals to the government control room. This is in order to help the homeless both during lunch and dinner.
Kudos to Annapoorna volunteers in Dehradun for their dedication and consistency in helping the needy during the covid-19 lockdown.
Vinayaknagar – Bangalore, Karnataka
May 2nd : Relief kits distributed to 80 needy families
Six Annapoorna breakfast seva beneficiary children in Vinayaknagar surveyed the locality enquiring people of their wellbeing and needs. During that process, 80 needy families were identified who were finding it difficult to make ends meet during the COVID-19 lockdown. The children informed the Annapoorna volunteers about the need and our Annapoorna volunteers prepared relief kits and handed over the same to the 80 needy families.
May 1st: 1200 bottles of drinking water for Ram Koti hospital
Annapoorna team in Hyderabad was informed about a shortage in drinking water at the Ram Koti hospital in the city. The team got into quick action and provided 100 cartons of drinking water, which translates to about 1200 bottles of drinking water. Needless to explain, drinking water is especially important for the patients in isolation wards, suffering from infectious diseases including covid-19. In times such as the lockdown, such a timely distribution is very crucial for the patients and workers at the hospital.
Vizianagarm District , Andhra Pradesh
April 30th : Relief activity in 10 villages in Vizianagaram district
Annapoorna team in Vizianagaram district have so far provided daily essentials to 163 needy families across 10 villages in Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh. The familes that were provided with the relief materials are needy and unable to make their ends meet during the covid-19 lockdown.
The villages visited were Gangubudi, Srirampuram, JDValasa, Banadhi, Kothapalem, Mallivedu, Kantakapalli, VVPalem, Dungada and Pedda Dungada.
April 30th : Many needy brahmin families in Hyderabad were finding it hard to make ends meet during this time of lockdown. Annapoorna volunteers in collaboration with Sri Sathya Sai Srujala Sravanthi trust distributed groceries to many such needy brahmin families.
May 1st : Annapoorna volunteers in Hyderabad distributed masks to many labourers and poor people on the roads.
April 29th : Relief materials for 250 families in Delhi
Annapoorna Trust in collaboration with Rescue Foundation has reached out to 250 needy families across Delhi and has provided them with daily essentials. Apart from groceries, personal care kits were also provided. This activity was conducted in the presence of authorities such as SDM and DCPCR.
The needy families, unable to make their ends meet due to lack of daily wages during the lockdown, were put up at various areas in Delhi such as Mangalpuri JJ Colony, Jahory Colony, Bhajanpura , Mandawali and Trilokpuri.
Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh
April 26th: Daily essentials for needy families in Ananthapur
Annapoorna in collaboration with Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust Muddenahalli has been, throughout the lockdown, distributing daily essentials to needy families across various states and districts.
Today, Annapoorna volunteer and a student of the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Group of Institutions, who is now staying in her village in Ananthapur, located 9 needy families including that of homeless and specially challenged people, and distributed them with daily essentials.
April 26th: Relief for 60 migrant workers’ families in Hyderabad
Annapoorna team identified and reached out to 60 migrant worker families to provide grocery and vegetables. Each family was provided with rice, lentils (dal), sugar, tea powder, oil, pulses, turmeric and chilli powder along with potatoes, tomatoes and onions. The grocery kit provided to each family by Annapoorna team (in collaboration with Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust) is expected to suffice for the next 10 days.
The distribution took place at Shankarnagar, Peerzadiguda and Boduppal bus depot area in Hyderabad city. The migrant workers families are from Srikakulam in AP and are unable to make their ends meet during the current Covid19 nation wide lockdown.
Whitefield, Bangalore, Karnataka
April 23rd: 350 residents of Whitefield slums provided with meals
Annapoorna volunteers in Whitefield reached out to 350 people from underprivileged pockets in the area and served them meal packets comprising vegetable rice and curd rice. The volunteers went to slums and huts in Kundalahalli and Tubharahalli areas of Bengaluru to distribute the food packets. Bengaluru city municipality workers such as sanitation workers and some maintenance workers of PFS apartment complex in the area were also provided with meal packets.
During the entire distribution across centers, the volunteers advised all the recipients about social distancing and basic hygiene.
Buddha Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana
April 23rd: 17 migrant workers families in Buddha Nagar receive groceries
Annapoorna team in Hyderabad reached out to 17 needy families belonging to migrant workers in Buddha Nagar. These families are unable to avail government relief since they do not have ration cards.
In order to help these families during the current lockdown, Annapoorna in collaboration with Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust distributed groceries comprising of 15 kg rice, 2 kg onions, 2 kg tomatoes, 1 liter of oil, 1 kg Toor dal, 1 kg salt along with chilli powder and turmeric powder.
April 23rd : Relief activities in Jorhat, Assam
Last week, Annapoorna team in Jorhat in Assam had reached out to 11 needy families with groceries. Today, the team identified another 17 needy families and provided them with grocery relief kits.
Such families were chosen where most of them were unable to avail of government relief due to lack of ration cards. A few others were chosen owing to other factors such as an earning member being terminally ill, or the family being run by a single mother with children, etc.
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
April 22nd : Groceries for 44 needy families in Nellore
Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust in collaboration with Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust has helped distribute groceries for 44 needy families in Aravapalem in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh state. The volunteers took the help of a teacher to locate needy families in the area, so that they would benefit during this lockdown when families dependent on daily wages are unable to make ends meet.
Nizamabad District, Telangana
April 22nd : Relief material for needy families in Nizamabad district
Annapoorna team reached out to and distributed daily essentials to 60 needy families in Nizamabad district in Telangana state. Due to the ongoing nation wide lockdown, the families are not able to earn daily wages and hence are not able to buy groceries required to cook at their homes. Annapoorna thanks Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust for their support.
April 21st : Essential commodities for needy families in Khanapur
Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust in collaboration with Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust has distributed daily essential commodities to 50 needy families in Khanapur, which is part of Telangana state. Since most of the families depend on daily wages, they are unable to make ends meet during the covid-19 lockdown.
Khanapur’s corporator, Chairman of the Education Committee and Chairman of Village Development Committee were involved during the distribution.
Vizag Airport, Andhra Pradesh
April 21st : Relief material for 400 contract employees of Vizag Airport
About 400 contract employees of Visakhapatnam airport were provided with provisions by Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust in collaboration with Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust, Muddenahalli. The employees of the Vizag airport came forward to arrange for rice and atta and they sought Annapoorna’s support to provide other provisions and groceries.
The contract employees, who are now without wages in the current lockdown, have conveyed their gratitude for the timely help. The distribution was conducted smoothly with all the necessary measures.
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
April 21st : Daily Essentials distribution in Nellore
Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh is marked as a red zone based on Covid19 infection, thereby leading to highly restricted movement during the lockdown period. As movement is allowed for a short timeslot of 2 hours between 7am and 9am, Annapoorna team in collaboration with Prashanthi Bala Mandira Trust, Muddenahalli distributed daily groceries to about 80 needy families over 3 days.
April 21st : Food kits for migrant workers in Hyderabad
Annapoorna in collaboration with Prashanthi Bala Mandir Trust , Muddenahalli reached out to migrant workers’ families in Ibrahim Nagar in Hyderabad, to help them during the ongoing nation wide lockdown.
Annapoorna team in Hyderabad had received calls to bring relief materials to migrant workers in Ibrahim Nagar at Banjara hills in Hyderabad. The migrant workers, due to lack of daily wages, were not able to eat for last few days.
Each kit, provided for a family, consisted of 25 kg rice, 6 kg onions, 2 kg tomatoes, 1 liter oil, 1 kg toor dal, 1 kg of sugar, 1 kg salt along with chilli powder and turmeric powder.
Addanki mandal, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh
April 20th : 180 needy families located and provided relief material in Addanki mandal in AP
Annapoorna team took the help of 6 teachers from 5 different needy rural government schools to trace needy families in Addanki mandal in Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh in order to provide them with relief material during the ongoing nation wide lockdown.
The headmaster of Thimmayapalem goverment school Sri Sarvesvara Rao took the lead and, with the help of 5 teachers of various schools, helped Annapoorna team reach out to about 180 needy families in the surrounding areas.
Annapoorna thanks Sri Sarvesvara Rao, Sri Baburao, Sri Amara Srinivasa Rao, Sri Gangadhar, Sri Ramarao and Sri Ramaiah – the teachers for their selfless efforts that resulted in benefitting the needy students’ families.
April 20th : Daily Essentials distributed in Manoharabad
Annapoorna team today reached out to the needy families of the children studying in government school in Manoharabad in Jakranpalle mandal in Nizamabad district in Telangana to provide them with daily essential grocery. This will help the needy families during the nation wide lockdown that’s in place to prevent spread of Covid-19. The village heads were present during the distribution.
April 20th : Essential groceries distributed in Greater Noida
Annapoorna team reached out to about 150 needy families in Greater Noida to provide them with groceries and some vegetables, in order to help them during the current lockdown.
Most of these needy families belong to children studying at Kyampur’s goverment school. The teacher and their associates helped with the distribution to the families.
King Koti hospital, Hyderabad
April 17th : 100 cartons of drinking water for King Koti hospital
Annapoorna team was apprised about a shortage of drinking water in the hospital at King Koti area in Hyderabad. The team quickly sprang into action and provided the hospital with 100 cartons of bottles of drinking water, to help them overcome the paucity, especially during the critical lockdown period. This is especially important for the isolation ward patients, who suffer from infectious diseases.
Kudos to the team for the swift action!
Bantwal, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka
April 15th : Distribution of Food essentials to 80 families in Siddakatte, Bantwal
Annapoorna volunteers in Siddakatte distributed Food essentials to 80 families. Each family was given one kg Avalakki (flattened Rice), half kg rava, required amount of Cooking oil, hesarubele(green gram), saasive (poppy seeds). In the beginning the parents who had arrived for the distribution program were made to be seated in a room with a distance of 3 feet in between them. After that, the ingredients were distributed to them in an orderly way. Vice President of the School Development branch Umesh Gouda and the Sthaleeya Grama Panchayat praised and thanked Sri Annapoorna Trust. Distributing the ingredients was very helpful for the people in the locality(sthaleeya).
Relief activity in Kanyana and Chandalike, Bantwal
Annapoorna team in Bantwal taluk in Dakshina Kannada district distributed food grain ingredients to needy 180 families.
The food grains were distributed in Kanyana and Chandalike village government schools, which are a part of Annapoorna breakfast program.
April 15th: Daily meal distribution and grocery distribution in Hyderabad
For the last 8 days (from April 8th), Annapoorna team in Hyderabad has been cooking and distributing hot meals for the needy, homeless and the hungry.
The team has also reached out to other needy centers like orphanage, etc. and helps them with food grains and other groceries.
The Telangana team across various districts, including the Hyderabad team, have already distributed groceries to parents of children studying in all the needy government schools that are a part of Annapoorna breakfast programme.
Kudos to the Hyderabad team for its selfless efforts to serve the hungry in times of need such as the lockdown!
Singaram village, Hyderabad
60 cows in one of the Goshalas near the Singaram village, hyderabad were not having grass to eat. Annapoorna volunteers from the Annapoorna Trust gathered grass and handed it over to the Goshala.
Bhuvanagiri District, Telangana
Over 1400 people reached out to in Bhuvanagiri district in Telangana – Week 2
April 7th: Annapoorna volunteers in Bhuvanagiri district in Telangana reached out to various government schools which are a part of Annapoorna breakfast programme. Parents of school children who come from needy families were identified with the support of teachers working at these government schools. Most of these families are daily wage dependent, and hence are unable to eke out a living during the lockdown period.
In order to support the families, groceries such as rice, wheat flour (atta), flattened rice (aval or poha), pulses (dal), sunflower oil, chilli powder, turmeric powder, etc. were distributed.
April 8th: Further to yesterday’s outreach to needy families of Annapoorna supported government school children in Bhuvanagiri district in Telangana state, more needy families have been reached out to today. Overall, 1400+ have benefited from the distribution of groceries so far, in the district.
Annapoorna thanks the police team in Bhuvanagiri district for extending their support!
81 families in Jamshedpur receive groceries
Annapoorna volunteers of Jamshedpur identified and reached out to 81 needy families in Dua colony and Kundadih village near Jamshedpur in Jharkhand state to help them with essential groceries during the lockdown period.
This initiative was supported generously by Tata Steel Land and Markets department. The commodities distributed to each family were 1kg of lentils (dal), 1kg of oil, 2 soaps, 3 biscuit packets and 1kg of sugar.
Annapoorna thanks Tata Steel Land and Market Department for their support.
April 9th : Food Packets distribution
The Annapoorna team in Hyderabad distributed food packets to the needy affected by the lockdown.
Relief work at Mehaboob nagar in Telangana – Week 2
Annapoorna volunteers have distributed food essentials to 636 needy families affected by the Covid-19 lockdown in Mehabboobnagar. The beneficiaries were very thankful to the volunteers for their support during this difficult time.
JP Nagar , Bangalore
Groceries for needy families in Bengaluru during lockdown – Week 1
Due to the ongoing lockdown (to tackle Covid-19) in Bengaluru, the families dwelling in the Ragigudda slum in JP Nagar in South Bengaluru, whose children are benefited by Annapoorna breakfast programme, started to face a shortage of groceries. In order to help them out, Annapoorna volunteers got their act together to help these families. Manjunath Singh, a volunteer, helped to get the huge requirement of groceries within a very short time through a known vendor. About 60 families in the slum are each being given 10 kg rice, 2kg toor dal, salt, turmeric, etc.
The volunteers took this chance to practically demonstrate the people in the slum about social distancing, the need for sanitizing hands, and other precautions to be taken.
Thubarahalli, Whitefield, Bangalore
Essential groceries for construction workers at Tubharahalli slum – Day 1
Annapoorna volunteers at Whitefield in Bengaluru regularly serve breakfast for the children studying in a needy government school in Tubharahalli in Whitefield in Bengaluru. Some of the children’s parents are construction workers, and live in the nearby slum. The volunteers enquired and found out that the construction workers were not having their daily jobs currently due to the nation wide lockdown that was announced in order to tackle the spread of Covid-19.
The volunteers immediately drew a plan and bought provisions for 17 needy families, who were living in huts in Tubharahalli slum. Rice, Toor Dal, salt, sambar powder, ragi, groundnut oil, sugar, poha, etc. were distributed to every family in order to help them throughout the lockdown period.
This was made possible by the benevolent support extended by residents of Jyothi Enclave (Kaggadasapura) and Purva Fountain Square (Marathahalli).
Essential groceries for construction workers at Tubharahalli slum – Day 2
During the distribution on Day 1, the team surveyed a larger requirement in the slum and got into swift action to help more 125 more needy families in the slum. Within a day’s time, groceries were sourced and distributed to the 125 needy families.
Kudos to the volunteers for the speedy action!
Ramamurthy Nagar, Bangalore
Week 1 : A couple of Annapoorna volunteers near Ramamurthy Nagar in Bengaluru had reached out to 14 needy families.
Week 2 : Now they located 20 more needy families of construction workers, who do not get their daily wages now due to the lockdown.
Each family was given the following: Rice 8 kg, Atta 2 kg, Oil 1kg, toordal 2 kg, salt, sugar 2 kg, moong dal 1kg, detergent soap 1, Bathing soap 1. Along with these, vegetables like potatoes, onions, and tomatoes were provided. A packet of Chocos was given for their children.
Meals for migrant workers in Chennai – Week 1
In order to help migrant workers in Chennai during the nation wide lockdown, Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust along with Danirasa Foundation in conjunction with a Tamil Nadu State Government initiative (Mafoi Foundation) is serving a simple hot packed lunch for them.
• At present, 1500 workers are being served
• Annapoorna kitchen at Chennai has the capacity to feed 5000 workers
•The lunch being provided consists of rice and vegetables cooked under fully hygienic conditions using protective gear
•This is carried out under strict government supervision and licenced as an essential service to operate in tough times as these.
For further information please contact: Monisha 98400 52988
Upto 50,000 meals to be served daily in Jamshedpur under Tata Steel Foundation’s initiative – Week 1
Jamshedpur is a major industrial town mostly for Tata Companies and its anciliaries. With the lockdown, many people in unorganized sector as well as those who are daily wage earners, transgenders, migrant labourers, homeless, etc. are affected.
N Manoj Kumar, an active volunteer of Annapoorna working for Tata Steel, is recognized by Tata Group for clocking highest number of hours in Volunteering outside work hours. Most of his voluntary work is with Annapoorna breakfast programme, medical camps and Proengage teaching volunteerism. With Covid 19 lockdown, Tata Steel Foundation has drawn big plans to help the poor in and around Jamshedpur. Accordingly, Manoj Kumar has been assigned as Project Coordinator to draw plans for distribution of cooked food to 50,000 people in many bastis in and around Jamshedpur City under the #ThoughtForFood. What started on 26th March with 2000 people being given food a day, as on today (31st March) is being catered to more than 13,700 people. Manoj Kumar has already finalized plans to scale it up to 50,000 in the next one week. Manoj is closely working with City Administration, Tata Steel Foundation, Midday meal Kitchen, Basti elders, as well other NGO’s for arranging material, cooking, transporting and distribution. Annapoorna is happy to engage its volunteers in this noble initiative being worked out in Jamshedpur.
Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh
5000 Annapoorna breakfast children parents in Prakasam district supported with groceries – Week 1
Annapoorna serves breakfast daily to children studying in a large number of needy and rural government schools in Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh state. Since the schools are currently shutdown due to current nation wide lockdown in order to fight Covid-19, the children, who are from needy families, will not be able to have breakfast and may stay hungry all day due to their family conditions.
In order to ensure that the needy children don’t remain hungry, Annapoorna volunteers have distributed ration items to parents of the children associated with those schools. Thus, about 5000 needy children studying across 100 schools in Prakasam district will be benefitted. This will support them in their daily needs during this crucial time of lockdown.
More needy families and homeless reached out in Kannur Kerala – Week 2
Annapoorna volunteers in Kannur in Kerala State have been actively helping out various needy sections through providing meals to homeless, providing essential items to various needy families, etc.
Further to the above, about 14 Shamiana Shelters and chairs were arranged at the request of the Police officials.
Overall, about 100 grocery kits were delivered at the houses of the most deserving families. Volunteers took the assistance of the Ward Councillors in identifying eligible families.
For the homeless, food distribution is being done on a continuous basis. Food packets are bought at Rs 20 per packet by the volunteers’ from the community kitchen and distributed freely to the needy.
Needy families in Dehradun provided with essential grocery Week 1
As #IndiaFightsCorona, Annapoorna volunteers in the city of Dehradun of Uttarakhand state took note of some needy pockets in the city, who would need help during the Nation wide lockdown. Thus, the volunteers reached out to many needy families and distributed various essential groceries.
Needy families in Dehradun provided with essential grocery – Week 2
After providing essential grocery to needy people last week, the volunteers have reached out to more needy people living in hutments. These people depend on daily wages, and are currently unable to make their ends meet. The volunteers cook and provide them with meals.
In other pockets, volunteers have distributed grocery to other needy families that were identified.
Sidlaghatta, Chikkaballapur District, Karnataka
100+ families in Sidlaghatta town receive groceries – Week 2
Annapoorna team reached out to over 100 needy families in Sidlaghatta town in Chikkaballapur district in Karnataka, to help them during the Covid-19 lockdown.
All the recipient families were from needy background dependent, with most of them being daily wages at the brick factory.
Due to the current lockdown, they were unable to make their ends meet. All these families were provided with essential groceries
Chintamani, Chikkaballapur District, Karnataka
Grocery kits for needy families in Chintamani town – Week 2
Annapoorna collaborated with other organisations such as Team Marga, Lions International Club, Lions Club chapters in Bengaluru and Chintamani to reach out to many needy families with food(groceries), in Chintamani town in Chikkaballapur district in Karnataka.
Most of the beneficiaries belonged to slums and were needy families, who would, by this distribution, stand to benefit during the lockdown.
Check the video (in Kannada) at the following link to get more details on this activity:
Daily wage labourers in Hubbali provided with groceries – Week 2
Annapoorna volunteers in Hubbali in Karnataka located about 30 families who were dependant on daily wages and who didn’t have ration cards etc. due to which they could not avail the government’s relief.
These 30 needy families were given wheat flour, sugar, upma rava, 1 liter of sun flower oil, alsandi kaalu (cow peas), kadle kaalu(bengal gram), madki kaalu(sprouted lentle) as well as red chilly powder.
Loving outreach of Noida volunteers to needy families – Week 1
Annapoorna regularly serves breakfast at two government schools in Hoshiarpur village in Noida in Uttar Pradesh. Due to the current nation wide lockdown that was announced to tackle the menace of Covid-19, the children who are from poor and needy families might not have access to enough food to satiate their hunger. Thus, Annapoorna volunteers at Noida decided to extend their support to the needy families of children studying at Hoshiarpur Village Government schools. The volunteers reached out to the Head Mistress of both the schools and asked them to help identify families of daily wagers as well as those who are undergoing major scarcity in these times.
About 20 families have been handed over “Sudama ki Potli” which contains groceries comprising 10 kg Atta, 2 kg Rice, 2 kg Dal, 2 kg Sugar, Oil, Salt, and Tea. More families, looking for similar support, are being identified. Local people from various parts of Noida have come forward to support these ‘Sudama ki Potli’s.
The Noida volunteers express their immense gratitude to the local community for showering their love and support to Annapoorna.