Food Parcels at a Glance

  • $14 USD per parcel

  • Covers a family of 4

  • Enough for 20 days

  • Kindness in Action sent $2,500 USD in early August 2020 to cover 170 families

  • We are in need of helping another 130 families that have been identified as the most vulnerable according to the village elders

  • Once funds are received, food parcels can be delivered within 7 days or less

Covid-19 Food Relief to Vulnerable Families in Tamil Nadu, India

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected India and the contagion has been on a steep rise. The outbreak affects all segments of the population and is particularly detrimental to members of specific social groups facing vulnerable situations, especially those with physical and mental disabilities.  The pandemic induced lockdown has put many in serious peril.  With this particular area being hard-hit (Ramanathapuram and Sivagangai Districts in Tamil Nadu), starvation is a major challenge as these groups do not have the means to access basic food commodities.

The beneficiaries are chosen by village leaders with the help of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. Kindness in Action has a long and fruitful history with this institution.  We helped the Brothers, under the guidance of Brother Augustine K. Raj, build a school called the Arulchandru Center for Mentally Handicapped Children in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu and then assisted with furniture for their kitchen and dining hall.

Report from Brother Augustine 21 August 2020:

Food parcels were delivered to 204 families which is more than the 170 we expected (23 for mentally and physically challenged, 49 for widows, 11 for single mothers, 9 for widowers, 17 single parents, 8 for abandoned elderly, 64 for economically vulnerable, 19 for migrant workers, 3 for homeless, 1 for laundry washer).

Kindness in Action appreciates the quick and compassionate efforts of Brother Augustine and his team.  Within one week of receiving funds, he was able to gather and distribute food parcels in a week.   We send our gratitude to the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.

Contents of Food Parcels

  • 10 kg rice

  • 1 kg dal

  • 1 kg wheat flour

  • ½ kg sugar

  • 1 litre cooking oil

  • ½ kg chickpeas

  • 2 packets vermicelli

  • 100 grams coffee powder

  • 2 packets biscuits

  • 2 bottles Dettol hand sanitizer

  • 2 face masks

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