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COVID-19 Crisis : Food Relief for the Under-Privileged in Tamil Nadu, India

Campaign Ends May 29, 2020

Sewa Canada International Aid Inc. is a registered Canadian charity, serving the world since 1991. Sewa Canada is immediately pledging $5000 to this Food Relief project in Tamil Nadu, India, to help feed the hungry and under-privileged there. However more is needed to keep hunger away and feed more in next two weeks.

From the start of the total lockdown in India, 3 weeks ago, to slow down the spread of COVID-19, Sewa Canada International Aid Inc.’s partners in India have been active in all the provinces of India, on the front lines serving millions of people, in various areas. One of the biggest area has been feeding the millions of hungry migrant workers, daily wage earners and the homeless. Community kitchens providing cooked food, distribution of cooked food & food supplies has been going on non-stop all across the country.

With the lockdown now extended until May 3rd, our partners need additional help and funding to keep hunger away from  the most needy and under-privileged.

We have chosen to focus our activities on one of the worst hit provinces of India, in terms of COVID-19 cases, the province of Tamil Nadu. In 17 districts of Tamil Nadu our partner organizations have setup community kitchens in various places, serving cooked food or providing groceries and other help to - 

  • Iruka & Nari Kuravar communities & cleaning workers in the slums of Chennai.
  • Policemen & Health Care workers working round the clock in Chennai and its outskirts.
  • Migrant workers & farm labourers in all districts.
  • Sanitary workers in Red Hills Chennai
  • Street dwellers & Homeless people in Red Hills Chennai served with lunch everyday.
  • Single mothers & widows in South Chennai.
  • In Thiruvannamalai food is being given to Sadhus who stay in Girivalam Path.
  • Cattle, Stray Dogs and animals are being fed wherever possible

Sewa Canada International Aid Inc’s partners on the ground are Swami Vivekananda Cultural Society and Samarpanam Seva Trust in Tamil Nadu. Both are registered charitable organizations in India and thousands of its volunteers in Tamil Nadu continue to be on the front lines, for over 3 weeks, selflessly serving in the following 17 districts - Chennai (5 centres), Chengalpattu (3 centres), Thiruvannamalai, Cuddalore, Pondicherry, Salem (3 centres), Namakkal, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri (2 centres), Erode, Coimbatore (4 centres), Nilgiris (2 centres), Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin & Kanyakumari. 

During this pandemic, the least we can do is to keep hunger away for poor, marginalized and under-privileged. To this end, we would like to reach out to more needy and hungry people over the next 2 weeks in all of the above districts and more in Tamil Nadu, India.

Sewa Canada international is immediately pledging $5000 to this Food Relief project in Tamil Nadu India. However, much more is needed to keep hunger at bay for the most underprivileged section of people in Tamil Nadu, India. To help us do more and ensure more people are kept away from hunger, we are appeal to you to donate generously and unconditionally.

All donations are tax deductible in Canada. Tax receipt is emailed automatically when a donation is made online. All donors will receive frequent updates and reports on the progress of our campaign. Details will include funds raised, funds disbursed by location, details of students supported, locations, pictures and other details.

In case of additional questions or more information to help you make a donation, please visit and click on CONTACT US

While Online donations are preferred, donations by cheque accepted too. Make cheque payable to “Sewa Canada International Aid Inc.” & send to:

Sewa Canada International Aid Inc.,

P.O. Box 76621,

1661 Denison Street,

Markham,ON. L3R 0N5


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