INDIA: Students host food drive
Don Bosco Junior College event in collaboration with Being Volunteer organization
(MissionNewswire) Students from Don Bosco Junior College, located in Yerwada, Pune, India, in collaboration with the organization Being Volunteer, took part in the “Feed the Needy and Education for All” drive in July. The event encouraged youth to do their part to lessen social inequalities in the neighborhood. Nineteen students involved in a culinary arts program participated in the drive.
One group of students gathered old newspapers and magazines, which they sorted and sold to raise money to purchase school supplies for homeless children. The second group of students provided the set up for a nutritious lunch by preparing the kitchen, cleaning utensils, and preparing ingredients, including grains, vegetables, and spices.
The third group of students showed off their culinary skills as they cooked a wholesome meal under the guidance of teachers and volunteers. Along with volunteers and staff, the fourth group distributed 115 food packets to residents and children in nearby neighborhoods in need and construction sites in Baner, Pune.
Student Riddhi Dalvi said, “I felt shy at first to distribute the food packets, but looking at small innocent faces and senior citizens, I realized my responsibility towards them, and I pledge to carry out these small acts of kindness in the future.”
The drive inspired Don Bosco Junior College’s faculty and students to offer small acts of kindness in the community as part of their daily lives. The staff and students thanked Being Volunteer for allowing them to provide limited but loving assistance to the less fortunate.
Photo courtesy of Don Bosco South Asia
Don Bosco South Asia – Feed the Needy Drive by Junior College Students
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