Bangalore, April 3, 2020: A swift and rapid reach out has been planned and executed by Bengaluru Archdiocese under the leadership and guidance of Archbishop Peter Machado to help the poor and stranded in the city amid the national lockdown due to the dangerous Corona Virus pandemic. The past two days hundreds of food kits have been reached to the peripheries of the Archdiocese such as KGF, Kolara, Tumakuru, Kanakapura and Chikkaballapura along with the many slums within the city limits of Bengaluru city. Through this act of kindness, the Archbishop has instructed the priests in the diocese to identify the needy and has assisted them to provide food kits containing essential things such as rice, wheat, oil and Dal. The Archdiocese in collaboration with Bangalore Multi-purpose Social Service Society (BMSSS) has set up service stations near every Catholic Parish in the entire Bengaluru archdiocese operating from Paalanaa Bhavana, the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center. Various people are donating to this noble cause initiated by the Archdiocese of Bangalore. These acts carry a special significance as the Archdiocese of Bangalore is currently observing Year of the Poor this year. Many poor people and daily workers are getting benefited by these initiatives of the Archdiocese of Bangalore.
The food kits are being delivered in the parishes as and when the need is arising from various parish priests who have come forward to help the needy in their parishes. The home page of Bengaluru Archdiocese website provides detailed information of the donors as well as where the relief operations are being carried out.
The entire photo gallery that features the co-vid 19 relief efforts can be viewed in the following link:
Fr. Cyril Victor Joseph
Archdiocesan Communications Center (ACC)