7.7.2023. 7Pm IST 
Today, the FOOD BANK FOR THE POOR, SANGOLDA, GOA, successfully delivered our third consignment of dry ration and grocery items at Kangpokpi, Manipur.
The consignment was delivered to the office of the Kangpokpi District Relief Committee, which operates under the District Collector of Kangpokpi District. 
This initiative was made possible by the generous contribution of a Goan family consisting of two adult daughters and their mother from Goa.
Logistics has been a major challenge in Manipur, but the situation is gradually improving. 
We now have two full-time staff members working in Manipur, as I mentioned previously.
As promised, we are pleased to share the first pictures of our Food Bank relief work on the ground. 
Due to the internet ban, you may wonder how we obtained these pictures. 
However, you can find more pictures on our website at
Whether we are working in Goa or outside of Goa, our NGO always collaborates with local authorities such as the police, hospitals, district collectors, and press personnel. 
When dedicated to serving the poor and needy full-time, contacts and assistance are always readily available. 
Good-hearted individuals consistently find their way to the right places and people.
Additionally, we are excited to announce that our second consignment, weighing 13 tonnes, of dry ration has just arrived into Manipur.
We will upload pictures of this consignment in the next day or two. 
A few days ago, the same Goan family inquired about assistance for Manipur, and I shared my thoughts. 
Within three days, we were able to locate a reliable supplier in the heart of Kangpokpi District, offering us competitive rates. 
Today, at 11 am, we collected the following items :
☆ 60 bags of rice, equivalent to 3000 kgs
☆ 15 bags of dal, equivalent to 450 kgs
☆ 6 bags of onions, equivalent to 300 kgs
☆ 6 bags of potatoes, equivalent to 300 kgs

The total weight of the consignment is 4050 kgs.
Our staff then delivered these items to the Kangpokpi District Relief Committee office.
Tomorrow, committee members and our staff will personally visit affected families in villages, distributing relief materials and maintaining proper records to prevent duplication.
Transparency is a core value of our organization.
We upload all project requests on social media and, once funded, provide updates with pictures showcasing where the funding is utilized. 
All our relief materials are purchased through cheque payments from our bank account.
Over the past six years, we have been able to sustain numerous complex projects thanks to the grace of God and generous benefactors.
Remarkably, 90% of our long-standing benefactors, some dating back to mid-2017, have never met me or seen me in person. 
Even our registered office in Sangolda is a modest metal roof office spanning only 4 meters by 4 meters. 
However, the love, trust, and commitment we receive from donors and benefactors exceed my imagination.
While we may occasionally make mistakes, we remain devoted to each project and service we undertake. 
If you share my concern for the people in Manipur, I urge you to support our project and donate generously.
We collaborate with the Archdiocese of Imphal and the District administration in our relief efforts. 
The relief we send to Manipur is distributed to both the Diocesan Social Services Society (DSSS), a part of the Archdiocese of Imphal, and the District administration running relief camps.
WE DARE TO DREAM,  and we invite you to join us.
Please communicate with us exclusively through WhatsApp messages at 8380097564.
It's worth noting that all your donations are eligible for tax exemption under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, and we kindly request you to provide a copy of your PAN card.
God bless you all
Donald Fernandes 
8380097564 / 7020314848