BIS #6368 DB Nerul 'food relief' for home-quarantined

by Father Barnabe D'Souza for BISMumbai

Realizing that numerous entire families are home-quarantined in Navi Mumbai, the Don Bosco Nerul team regularly is in contact with such affected people. Many of these are parents of children studying in the Don Bosco school, families from neighbouring localities and other nearby areas. The relief team leaves groceries, dry ration and fruits at the society gate or building entrance with the security-guards. Once every fortnight, checks are made if further need of food supplies are needed, and if required, restock of food items are provided.

A heart-rending experience was when a family of 05, all of whom were COVID infected said, “Agar Aap log nahi hote tho hum Corona ke saath saath bukh se bhi marr jate! “(If you wouldn’t have been there we would have died not only because of Corona, but also due to hunger), since no one helped them with food and other necessities.