4.12.2021 11am IST
♡♡♡ Wishing all A Very Happy Feast of St Francis Xavier!
FOOD BANK FOR THE POOR, SANGOLDA, GOA partners with SSVP ( Society of St Vincent de Paul ) St Diogo Church , Guirim , Bardez , Goa to feed simple breakfast to poor Goans in our village of Guirim – Sangolda .
In May 2017 the 1st Food Freezer was inaugurated at Chogm road , Sangolda , and SSVP members & the villagers of Guirim – Sangolda were part of this program as our volunteers.
For a year onwards, Free food was served at night in the church at Guirim and many poor Goan families gratefullt accepted.
However by April 2020 as the Covid Pandemic raged across the world, Hotels, eateries etc were shut and many of our 38 Food Freezers across Goa had to stop the service.
Dedicated Volunteers of SSVP – Mrs Aura & her husband Mr Lawrence started feeding breakfast at ARRADI GUIRIM . But the 2nd COVID wave forced them to discontinue the service in May 2021.
Not one to give up easily, in October 2021 , they restarted this Food Freezer motivating more SSVP members to join in, thus reaching out to more hungry people who needed an extra meal .
ONE YEAR LATER on 2.12.2021, we inaugurated and blessed the SECOND Food Freezer at ST ANTHONY VADDO, GUIRIM , at the residence of Mrs Fatima, mother of Fr Valerian , a Capucian priest based in South Goa .
3.12.3021 is the Feast of St Francis Xavier (Goemcho Saib!)
☆ 4.12.2021- TODAY we inaugurate and bless the THIRD Food Freezer at LIVRAMENT VADDO , SANGOLDA at the residence of Mr. Constancio & Mrs Belinda .
FOURTH Food Freezer is always running since inception in May 2017.
♡♡ Thanks to Fr Anand , Parish Priest of St Diogo Church , Guirim for blessings these Food Freezers.
St. Diogo Parish comprises of 2 villages i.e. Sangolda & Guirim with a total of 18 Vaddos under this Parish
Free food will be served as follows:-
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY FRIDAY- 7.30 AM
▪︎2 parathas & Bananas twice a week &
▪︎2 parathas & 1 boiled egg .
In addition, food deposited in the Freezers will also be distributed to the 47 families identified and helped by SSVP over the years, with an average of 4 members per family,
Food Bank is reaching out to approximately 200 people through these 3 Food Freezers in Guirim/Sangolda.
We @ the Food Bank are providing :
FREEZERS & FOOD
SSVP as a partner helps through :
VOLUNTEERS who install Freezers in their homes and bear the cost of the electricity bill &
VOLUNTEERS who heat up the food before distributing at their own cost.
CHRISTMAS ( Birth Of Christ) is round the corner and feeding the less fortunate is an excellent way to honour CHRIST.
During the last 2 years, we as an NGO have focused more on rescue and rehabilitation .
However now we plan to re start the 34 food bank fridges ( 4 are already running)
Please note – Volunteers who do not wish to continue, may please return our Food Freezers back to us .
Incase any Organisation ( with prior experience and with established track record ) wishes to partner with us to feed the hungry in villages ONLY , please get in touch with me on whatsapp on 8380097564.
We will evaluate and decide whether we can accept the proposal.
Looking for COMMITMENT towards feeding each and every needy Goan in your locality.
EDIBLE excess food may be dropped in the above mentioned fridges in Sangolda & Guirim.
Please contact volunteers –
☆ Arradi vaddo – Mr Lawrence
☆ St Anthony vaddo – Mrs Fatima
☆ Livrament vaddo – Mrs Belinda
☆ Bella Vista vado , Chogm Road is open 24 × 7.
NON OF OUR VOLUNTEERS PICK FOOD.
YOU WILL NEED TO DROP THE FOOD INTO OUR FRIDGES.
Due to the upcoming Christmas festival , wedding season, other functions , etc extra food is always available but giving it away is an issue most of the times.
Food banks fridges are the only solutions .
You can also sponsor a breakfast incase you are celebrating your birthday, wedding anniversary baptism, confirmation, thread ceremony , baby shower , death anniversary or just in Thanksgiving.
You can directly pay the :
▪︎Paratha supplier or
▪︎Egg bills or
With inflation reaching the roof and pricing off all food commodities rising steeply , the poorest of the poor goans are feeling the pinch .
Support us in whatever way you can.
Donate generously to our NGO.
We offer you 50% exemption under 80G on your donations.
Donations only through cheque /NEFT along with your pan card copy .
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As usual strictly no calling , only thru WhatsApp on 8380097564.
God bless you
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