SRLC-USA Long Island donates 10,000 pounds of rice

Long Island: On Saturday, March 6, despite it being a cold and windy day, the volunteers of Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care (SRLC)-USA’s Long Island Center gathered outside, socially distanced to packed 10,000 pounds of rice to be donated to various places across Long Island and which would help to feed over 33,000 people in need.

The tremendous Hunger Relief efforts by SRLC-USA was recognized by several high-profile politicians from the Town of Huntington who gathered to appreciate 4,000 pounds of rice being donated to the Helping Hands Rescue Mission in Huntington. 

Those present included Chad Lupinacci – Supervisor, Town of Huntington, Christine Oddo – Legislative Secretary of Edmund J M Smyth, Town of Huntington and Jillian Guthman – Receiver of Taxes, Town of Huntington.

The other eight beneficiaries of SRLC-USA Long Island Center’s rice donation  included the following local non-profit organizations: The Center Point Church, the Long Island Council of Churches, the St. John of God Parish, the Gerald J Ryan Outreach Center, the Guru Nanak Darbar of Long Island, the Salvation Army of Freeport, TriCya and Pal Manor Field Distributor.

These organizations have recognized a major problem on Long Island – hunger. Over 180,000 people suffer from hunger on a daily basis. A lack of sufficient nutrition often leads to a lack of stamina, susceptibility to illness, and feelings of depression and anxiety. Sadly, 39% of those affected by hunger on Long Island are children – the largest single population among the underfed. 

SRLC-USA and its partners have not only raised awareness of this tragic issue but also actively attempting to find solutions through inspiring events such as this one. They have continued to find innovative ways to serve in the midst of a pandemic – including a virtual concert. 

SRLC-USA, an initiative of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur and guided by Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai offers services and brings joy to the lives of the underserved sections of society. 

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