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COVID food distributions: Quotes from recipients

Quotes from recipients, Christian Aid Ministries

Thank you for your continued support for COVID aid distributions in India. God bless you for sharing! “I had nothing to eat and was starving,” said one recipient. “I am so grateful . . .”

Following are more recent quotes from recipients.

“I was worried”

A 60-year-old widow said, “For the past few days, I was worried about getting our daily needs met due to the lockdown. I am now glad that I will not lack food for the next one month as I got this ration kit freely. I am very happy.”

“I stay hungry most of the time”

“I am a poor man and I used to stay alone in a small hut, which got broken during the floods. Now I do not have a place to live and I live out on the streets. Due to the COVID-19 situation, nobody is giving me any work and I stay hungry most of the time. I thank the leaders of the church for giving me a wholesome meal.”

“The team came at the right time”

“I am a widow and I have lost my eyesight. Someone helps me sit near the shops every day and I survive with the food and money that people give to me seeing my condition. I was really very hungry and the team came at the right time and gave me the food packet. I am truly grateful to them for their help.”

“I could not meet the needs of my family”

“For the past two weeks, I could not meet the needs of my family. We are happy to receive the [food] kits.”

Quotes from recipients, Christian Aid Ministries

The COVID pandemic has immensely affected the lives of common people, especially the daily wage laborers, single mothers, and waste pickers. They struggle to get work and earn money to take care of their families. In their desperate situation, they are overjoyed to get nutritious food and express their gratitude towards those who provided help for them.

CAM is working with contacts to provide food for the needy and vulnerable of India. It is by your donations and God’s rich blessing, we able to reach out to the poorest of the poor. Thank you and God bless you for your care and support!