Updated: March 26, 2020 09:53 AM GMT
A street dog looks on as a Catholic volunteer hands over a food packet to a destitute man on a street of central India's Indore city on March 26. Homeless people were hungry as India entered the second day of a 21-day Covid-19 lockdown. (Photo supplied)
A Catholic media group in central India has initiated a campaign to feed the poor as a government-imposed lockdown entered its second day on March 26, forcing hundreds living on the streets to go hungry.A group of people working with Atmadarshan (soul light) TV, an internet channel telecast from Indore city, launched a “feed a stomach” campaign to provide food to the homeless in their area.“We are distributing food packets to 50 poor people on the streets daily,” said Father Anand Chirayath, director of the channel. “When we reached a busy business hub in the town, it was deserted. But a person aged about 50 was searching for food in a dry garbage bin,” Famin Jacob, a campaigner, told UCA News on March 25.
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