BIS #5926 01 MONTH OF 'FEED MY MUMBAI' COVID-19 OUTREACH BY 300 DOMINIC SAVIO ANDHERI ALUMNI VOLUNTEERS
by Father Brian Moras for BISMumbai
The Dominic Savio Andheri Alumni [Past Pupils] are completing 01 month in collaboration with KVN Foundation through 'Feed My Mumbai' to create a sustainable impact on communities affected by COVID-19 lockdown in Mumbai. With the intention to ensure that no one sleeps hungry, Feed My Mumbai is part of the Feed My City campaign that provides freshly cooked nutritious meals to the needy in 5 cities – Bangalore, Hyderabad, Noida, Chennai and Mumbai.
Anthony Mascarenhas-President, Dominic Savio Andheri Past Pupils Association, says, "Thanks to the Salesians who are with us not only with prayer-support but also in the daily distribution of food hampers. KVN, Crisil & Annamrita Foundation provide 11, 000 cooked meals daily. CSR Partners - Tracelink, Bhavyata Foundation help out in the foodgrain hamper distribution drives. Few other Corporate houses are whole-heartedly contributing to this noble cause, but wish to remain anonymous benefactors. 300 Past Pupils and volunteers are handling spread (meals & food grain distribution) across Mumbai. On 30 April, we will cross 02-lakh cooked meals distribution across Mumbai."
The Salesians at Dominic Savio Andheri are helping out in coordination with the neighbouring Canossian Daughters of Charity-Servants of the Poor [FDCC-Canossian Nuns], volunteers and other good samaritans. Even as 70% of India’s workforce dependent on daily wages, are at this moment of lockdown, without any source of livelihood, daily income and with families to feed, Feed My Mumbai is providing nourishment to these countless stranded in Mumbai.
Mascarenhas further adds, "By 15 May 2020, we hope to reach out to 75,000 people via our food grain hamper drives thanks to our anonymous corporate benefactors, including our ongoing drive."