Eighteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic, life for Australia’s most vulnerable has not gotten easier.
To help provide nourishing food for those struggling families and individuals just in time for Christmas, BAPS Charities initiated a food donation appeal across Australia in December 2021 as part of its biannual food drive.
The appeal encouraged families to donate canned food items for which the response has been overwhelming. On 20 December 2021 BAPS Charities in Melbourne partnered with Foodbank Australia (Foodbank is the largest food relief organisation in Australia providing food and groceries to people in need) and donated over 1,250 kg of essential food items at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Mill Park Victoria.
BAPS Charities has endeavoured to support all individuals’ health and well-being and is grateful for all the volunteers and donors who came together to help the community in the current dire situation. Established in 2019, BAPS Charities harnesses the efforts and collective spirit of volunteers around Australia to serve individuals, families, and communities by providing benevolent relief through programs and initiatives to help communities living in distress.