Distribution of food kits and groceries – Shreeja Nanda
The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on all of us. Students and educators have shifted to the online mode for pursuing their education. People working in corporate offices have found their mornings welcomed with the sounds of “Am I audible?” or “Is my screen visible?”. However, in the midst of this pandemic, many people have lost their jobs too, most of which belong to the lower strata of society, such as vehicle drivers, delivery boys, maids and servants, to name a few.
“This pandemic has taken away everything from us. My husband succumbed to this virus early last year in 2020, and I am the sole bread earner in my family. I have 3 small children and it breaks my heart when I fail to feed them their daily food,” said Ms. Sangeeta, who worked as a maid in one of Malad’s residential societies but was laid off owing to the pandemic’s severity. Along with Sangeeta, many other families are suffering from severe economic depression owing to the pandemic. To help overcome this problem, we at HWCT started distributing basic food kits and groceries to these underprivileged families. Adhering to the COVID-19 norms and protocols, this entire process was conducted successfully. We are happy to share that with this distribution, we have helped bring food to the plates of over 100 families.
“You have been a messiah for us during these tough times”, said Ms. Jaya, a 75-year old lady who earlier worked as a cook in a small restaurant in Kalyan. Along with Ms. Sangeeta and Ms. Jaya, there are many other families who have been affected by the global pandemic. HWCT stands in solidarity with these people and assures to help as many families as possible to overcome this stressful situation.