Langar (mass food distribution)
We have recently started a mass food program for residents of Topsia Canal Side under which around 450 people of all ages are served a hot lunch every Saturday. Many families in this area, large in size and with little income, are severely deprived and on the edge of survival. The lunch means a lot for them as it is wholesome and helps them save the cost of at least four meals in a month. This program was initiated by Mudar Patherya, a writer and entrepreneur, and is now also being supported by Saurav Dugar from the PS Group and Industrialist, Rahul Kyal from the Vinayak Group and Jane Manson, our international fund raising director, and her friends.
Trial Food Program
We organize community distribution of food (Iftar) during the month of Ramadan when people break their fast at dusk and on the festival of Eid which marks the end of Ramadan. This helps poor people to both take some nutritious food and meet socially. Currently, we have covered 10,000 families in this program which has been supported by Human Relief Foundation, UK since 2013. They have helped set up three water hand pumps in the Mouli Mukundo village (Bhangur) which have benefitted more than 1,000 families living in the three areas.