This small project is for the benefit of the very poor irrespective of caste or creed who find it difficult get a meal a day. The Project holders are people of good will belonging to all caste and creed from a limited area of Frazer Town, Cooke Town & Lingarajapuram (Bangalore) headed by the members of the Salesian Family of Don Bosco and helped by the members of the Vincent De Paul Society of the above mentioned areas. Their idea is of a solidarity campaign with the consideration that when they take three or even four meals a day, by their daily sacrifice, to share a meal everyday with a number of selected (identified), poor and needy, sick and aged people. It is not from what they have over and above but sparing from their daily needs. Yet in spite of their daily sacrifice, they will grow, s/he will grow, and every one of us will grow. For the present after visiting the homes and surroundings of the poor, the project holders have chosen one hundred poor people irrespective of caste or creed from the above mentioned areas to receive a meal packet each day.
On 31st of January, on the feast of St. John Bosco (Don Bosco) Rev. Fr. Thomas Anchukandam, the Salesian Provincial of Bangalore, inaugurated this programme by thanking the Divine Providence and the project holders, the donors and the patrons and by handing over the first packet of meal to a poor person.
Being a programme to Share and Care every day of the year, 365 or more sympathizers and people of good will and some patrons are required to promote this cause of the poor. As and when need arises to help another poor in need and as sponsors and patrons permit the project will be extended. From time to time a report will be given about this programme and the way it runs. The one who supplies meals packets, one of the biggest benefactors at present, wants to remain hidden for the time being.
Fr Thomas Vailatt SDB