17.3.2022  7pm IST 
RAJ BHAVAN, GOA , today launched a food program to feed the homeless , along with 
The Food Bank for the Poor , Sangolda , Goa, which is part of our Ngo ” Street Providence “. 
One of the many banks I run . ( without money ). 
Honourable Governor of Goa has volunteered to provide 100 freshly cooked meals once a week for our homeless people in our 6 + shelter homes from The Raj Bhavan. 
As part of our food bank Program of collecting extra food and feeding the hungry and homeless, we usually install fridges which gets us this extra food . 
Recently we started installing fridges in Police Stations which is doing just fine . 
In this thought , I decided to approach The Raj Bhavan to see if such a fridge could be installed right at the security gate . 
Was introduced to Mr Vishram Borkar, SP @ Goa Police who is currently the ADC to The Honourable Governor through an IPS officer. 
Down to earth , simple and humble man is how I conclude about Mr Borkar. 
He understood our request and worked on the idea and took it forward. 
ADC discussed with the Secretary to the Honourable Governor but due to security reasons the proposal was rejected of installing a food bank fridge at the Governor house . 
But here is Gods Grace . 
Something extra ordinary happened. 
The Secretary of the Honourable Governor , 
Mr R.Mihir Vardhan called me for a meeting which was arranged by Mr Borkar . 
Mr R.Mihir Vardhan is a no nonsense but yet kind hearted man who suggested that ” Raj Bhavan will provide freshly cooked food every week to our food bank Program @ Food Bank for the Poor ” instead of installing a fridge. 
And this meeting was on 15.3.2022 . 
That was more than what I could ever expect or ask for . 
Within two days The Secretary Mr R.Mihir Vardhan organized this ground breaking program and here we are today receiving the 1st such food for the homeless In our shelter homes. 
♡♡ I also thank Mr Harshad , Comptroller @ Raj Bhavan for taking up this responsibility of 
co ordinating these meals on a weekly basis starting from today . 
♡♡♡ A big thanks to those present today :
☆ Mrs Jyoti Sardessai , Director FDA, Bambolim 
☆ Adv Caroline , our Trustee 
☆ Mr Sapnesh , our Operation Manager 
☆ Prof Pai , ( Ex Goa University) our volunteer 
Our 5 years of running The Food Bank for the Poor , is now getting due recognition and support. 
For me , my trustees and my team it's more about Passion & Commitment towards the homeless,  disabled,  hungry and the poor than anything else. 
We also thank The Press who were present today ( more than 15 different media personel )
and who covered this event. 
I did not get an opportunity to click a picture with the Secretary ( as I said earlier, a Kind hearted man but a no nonsense IAS officer ) as he is a extremely occupied mam always on the move and short of time. 
God bless you all
Donald Fernandes 
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