Since no other relief agencies are reaching these areas, the people are highly appreciative of our efforts
May 10, 2015, Kathmandu — Food for Life Global affiliate, Food for Life Nepal has been non-stop in the kitchen and on the streets of Kathmandu, Bhaktipur and many remote villages affected by the massive earthquake that struck on April 25.
“Today we went to Dulal Village (20km away from our kitchen) to distribute food and relief materials received from Sahid Bhagavat Singh Comrade organization. The bad weather, prevented us visiting other places today,” explained Visvajit Vrajesa Das, director of the program.
Volunteers provided 100 blankets to the residents of Dulal village at 3 different spots, along with 250 kgs of rice, 50 large bags of flour, and 300 packets of biscuits to the village children.
Remote areas being served, where no other NGOs go
To date, more than 90,000 people have been provided hot meals by Food for Life Nepal, while 400 families also received relief supplies. FFL Volunteers packed 2400 kgs of rice, dhal, blankets and clothing in flatbed trucks and drove to remote villages over damaged roads. “Many of the families were in critical condition. Most of the houses were destroyed and people were starving,” reported Das. “We gave them blankets and then cooked them a delicious dinner on the spot.
Volunteers are visiting remote villages like Majuwa, Ramkot, Tudikhel and Salyantar where often the roads are not paved and survivors are looking for grains in the rubble of the quake.
FFL Nepal is serving hot meals to the affected victims, especially to the children. They also sent a ton of food grains to the Dhading area and two tons of food grains to Gorkha.
Food For Life Nepal also served hot meals to earthquake victims at the Thapapati VDC hospital wards, #1 and #2 in Nuwakot, while 500 Kgs of rice and 50kgs of beans were given to survivors in the Chauthe VDC hospital ward #01 of Nuwakot.
“Nuwakot is around 22 km from Kathmandu. Since no other relief agencies are reaching these areas, the people are highly appreciative of our efforts,” reported Das.
At many of the sites, FFL volunteer monks encourage the villagers to join them in soft kirtan while the others distribute the food and relief materials.