SEVAI a, Trichy based NGO had set it up Community Kitchen in Collaboration of Sirugamani Town Panchayat in Trichy District and provides food to migrant workers, senior citizens and children since 5,April 2020.Trichy District Collector, Trichy advised SEVAI to collaborate Sirugamani Town Panchayat for feeding more number of needy population. Sirugamani Town Panchayat proposed to feed around 150 persons per day. During the assessment of need in the field, the requirement had gone up around 500 persons per day as they are very needy population. SEVAI with full involvement of feeding additional 350 persons a day has taken up for the entire lockdown period in the Sirugamani Town Panchayat.
The Executive officer of Sirugamani Town Panchayat Mrs.Umarani extends her support with her staff for feeding the migrant workers, poor old age people, women and children every day. Honble Minister Mrs.Valarmathi visited the community kitchen on 6, April and also distributed food for the needy population and also appreciated the voluntary service of SEVAI. This is a small Initiative of SEVAI with its resources of feeding needy population especially oldage and children. SEVAI made it possible with the support of Casa Foundation, Bangalore and OFI. SEVAI extends its appreciation to Mrs.Benjamine Oberoi, Mrs.Shoma of LDSG and Mrs.Meena Gupta for their timely support for feeding the poor at this crucial context.
It is only the starting point and the needs for the poor people who experience the nationwide lockdown situation. SEVAI team K.Devendran, P. Vanitha and P. Chitra and Suda mobilized the volunteers for this feeding. SEVAI also put it up a Community kitchen to feed the old age people and children of K.N.Palayam of Pettavaithalai and SEVAI teacher Meena and Childline 1098 Team takes care of this project of feeding face masks to Children. The feeding is also done in SEVAI School Auditorium for the neighborhood. The feeding population takes all Covid precaution protocol and also distributes face masks for the beneficiaries and also feeders. SEVAI also appealed for support from donors to help its mission of reaching out with help for the needy population. K.Govindaaju, Director SEVAI cautioned SEVAI Team of Service providing staff involved in disaster to take care of maximum safety of themselves too, and further enlightened the SEVAI Team, “The World has been struggling with the ongoing pandemic of COVID 19 and India has also been adversely affected by this pandemic which has resulted in the nation-wide lockdown in order to curb down the infection rate. Consequently, this situation has created additional developmental challenges where lives of millions have been affected, resulting in inaccessibility of various basic facilities.
The Voluntary organizations are to work in collaboration with the government in providing support to communities. SEVAI is working in very difficult situations. The FCRA Department of Ministry of Home Affairs has sent a digital letter to all FCRA registered Voluntary Organisations with an appeal to support the government in providing aids and appropriate help to the millions which are affected. The letter also mentions the areas in which the Government requires support from the Civil Society in order to overcome the present ongoing deficits. Additionally, the letter also enclosed a reporting performa to understand the area of relief work being carried out by respective organisation with regards to response to COVID 19 and SEVAI needs to comply with all the Government requirements”.SEVAI also provided the rice and grocery for feeding Andanallur Block People worth of Rs.25000 through Chairman of Andanallur Block.SHG members produce face masks for all the tageted beneficiaries.
Around 1000 masks are produced, and SHGs started producing moe number of masks as the need is huge.Te current service provided is very initial and the need for reaching SEVAI target area of SHGs are extremely high.We,SEVAI solicit the support of donars for reaching several hundreds of people in the context of fighting against covid and feed those are in need of food and provision of children and adolocent kits at this longdown lockdown period.