Don Bosco officials handing over the food kits
Kerala is home to around 38.5 lakh migrant workers who have found shelter and home in the state. A study conducted by a social organisation, Centre for Policy and Development Studies, has found that except for around 4.5 lakh migrant labourers, the rest stayed back in the state mostly owing to the care and attention provided by their employers, several of them providing them home, shelter, food and even money for their medical and other expenses.
Don Bosco Veedu Society along with its existing projects is committed to help these Migrant Labourers who were struggling to get food and nutrition amidst this Covid-19 Pandemic. Migrant workers around the country are facing wage cuts, mounting debts and uncertainty over their families’ future, many of whom have not returned the villages due to the pandemic. Also since these migrants are neither beneficiaries of the National Food Security Act, nor do they possess State cards, they rely on shelters and NGOs for basic everyday needs.
Don Bosco Veedu Society has identified various labourers and their families scattered around the city of Thiruvananthapuram with the help of government and police officials and were able to distribute food kits worth 1000 INR for a select 45 of them.
The contents of food kit include:
1. RICE - 5Kg
2.Rice flour - 2 Kg
3. Wheat Flour- 1Kg
3. Onion - 1 Kg
4. Potato - 0.5 Kg
3. Mustard - 100gm
4. Corriander powder - 250gm
5. Chilli powder - 250gm
6. Turmeric powder - 250gm
7. Multi grain powder - 1 pack
8. Dates - 1 pack
9. Cashew - 1 pack
10. Sun Flower oil - 1Kg.
On the ground, Don Bosco Coordinators and volunteers were present throughout the project and they ensured that social distancing and other norms were strictly followed.
As we face the second wave of pandemic the country is at the verge of another lockdown and restrictions. People across the city is facing unemployment and poverty in a large basis. We welcome the GlobalGiving donors for the further support of poor families across the city.