Friday, December 9

Kolkata St Xavier’s rolls out food vans

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Rev. Fr. Dr. Dominic Savio SJ, principal of St Xavier’s College on Tuesday flagged off two food vans to the coastal areas of Purba Midnapore under Contai-I and Ramnagar-II Blocks, which are the worst affected in Cyclone Yaas. These food vans will be travelling to various cyclone affected villages and will serve warm food and snacks.

Each of the two vans have the capacity to deliver meals to more than 750 people in a day which means1500 people can be fed daily. This cooked food distribution service has been undertaken in collaboration and support of Shri Narayani Namo Namo (NGO based in Kolkata), which will continue for next few days.
St. Xavier’s College and St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association (SXCCAA) is also sending 30 quintals of potatoes to each of the 4 blocks of Purba Midnapore District namely Contai-I,Ramnagar-II, Khejuri-II and Deshapran.

Last year too the College with the support of the Alumni Association was able to feed more than 1000 families in the Kakdwip — Namkhanastretch of Sundarbans after Super Cyclone Amphan.
In next few days, SXCCAA along with the college will also be sending food grains, pulses, milk powder, saree, dhoti, lungi, vests apart from dress materials for children to the cyclone affected villages of both Purba Midnapore, under the guidance of the president of the association, Rev. Fr. Dr. Dominic Savio SJ.

Source: Times of India

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