Feeding the Needy – Annadhanam
The act of feeding food for the hungry and deprived is considered as an act of the highest virtue. Our trust provides food to anyone who walks in hungry to our premises in addition to the elders in the home. With the donor’s help, we will be able to meet our requirements to meet their needs.
Whom do we feed?
Trust provides food to anyone (annadhanam) who walks in hungry to our premises in addition to the elders in the home on all 365 days of the year. We also contain monthly mass annadhanam on our premises which is also conducted on special occasions like Deepavali, Navaratri, Chitra Pournami (Budha Poornima) and during various other occasions, natural calamities, etc.
Homeless people Annadanam:
Our mobile food van project intended to deliver food and water bottles to the needy on the roads mainly aimed to help the homeless people or economically backward on every Saturday & Wednesday. Around 800 people per day.
- Monthly mass annadanam at our premises which also takes place during special occasions like Deepavali, Navaratri, Chitra Pournami (Budha Poornima) and during various other occasions, natural calamities etc.
- Delivering groceries to cancer affected and terminally ill patients every month in association with Soul Palliative care
- Distribution of food to the economically backward areas around Pallavaram.
How can you contribute?
We welcome donations in kind for the old age home and daily annadanam. We have listed some of our monthly requirements. If the number or size of items is very large, we can come and collect it from your location in our vehicle, provided its at a reasonable distance. You can also donate in kind through Online groceries stores (Humane, Big basket, Spencers etc.)
Donation in Kind
We welcome donations in kind for the old age home and daily annadanam. We have listed below some of our monthly requirements on priority basis. You can choose to provide the ingredients of any quantity that are feasible for you.
- Vegetables on weekly basis (Tomato, Potato, Brinjal, Onion, Drumstick, Ladies finger, Carrot, Beans, Beetroot, Pumpkin, Snake gourd, etc..)
- Water cans, bottles
- Banana Leaves
- Echo friendly Plates (பாக்குமட்டை தட்டு/தையல்இலை), Paper cups
- Split/Whole Black gram (Uluntham paruppu) – 45 Kgs
- Cooking Oil – 75 Kgs
- Sugar – 75 Kgs
- Jaggery (Vellam) – 50 Kgs
- Turmeric – 5 Kgs
- Split Bengal gram(Kadalai paruppu) – 25 Kgs
- Split gram/Yellow lentil/Toor dhal (Thuvaram paruppu) – 60 Kgs
- Green gram (Payatham Paruppu) – 40 Kgs
- Cumin Seeds ( Jeeragham) – 2 Kgs
- Mustard (Kadugu) – 7 Kgs
- Fenugreek (Vendhayam) – 2 Kgs
- Cashew nuts – 2kgs
- Red Chillies – 25 Kgs
- Rice – 600 Kgs
- Utensil cleaning powder
- Vermicelli (Semiya)
- Ghee – 5 kgs
- Appalam (Pappad)
- Any other cooking items/ Groceries
Items of General Use
- Bathing soap
- Detergent soap
- Coconut oil
- Tooth Paste
- Talcum Powder
- New dresses
- Cleansing material
Mobile Food Van
Starting Sept 2020, We have started a mobile food van project which will distribute free food to the needy on the roads. These are homeless people or economically backward. This food van will run every saturday and cover around 700-800 people. We will distribute food along with water bottles.We request volunteers and donors to support our cause to the best extent possible. From Nov 15th 2023 we are planning to extend the Homeless people annadanam on Wedneday’s too. So every week Saturday and Wednesday our food van will cover around 1500-1600 needy people per week.
Sri Poorna Mahameru Trust has been involved in running free food programmes for the past 25 years. We provide free food to anyone who comes in hungry into our campus which includes labourers, sanitation workers, slum dwellers and people from all walks of life, without any discrimination whatsoever. Mobile vans are aimed to serve the homeless people or economically backward. Initially this food van will run one day per week, mostly on a weekend. We will distribute food along with water bottles. We request volunteers and donors to support our cause to the best extent possible. At present, we are constrained by the lack of customised vehicle fit for this purpose, exclusively dedicated for such service. This, together with the lack of consistent funding for this purpose, has affected the sustainability of this initiative.
We propose to have a Mobile food bank – A Vehicle (van or truck) customized for food distribution which has appropriate storage facilities. This vehicle can be driven specifically to hunger zones for providing free food to needy. This initiative would be the first of its kind in this region. The same vehicle can be used for collecting groceries or non-perishable items such as pastry or semi perishable materials like vegetables, contributed by donors all over the region. This will provide a means for interested donors to involve in charity at their doorstep, thereby satiating their hunger to contribute to the society while also serving the needy.
Get in Touch
Please feel free to reach out to us in case of queries. We will get back to you as soon as possible.