• Thursday, June 30, 2022

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Neasden Temple delivered over 40,000 meals to the needy in London during Diwali

Mark Curtin CEO of Felix Project with Swami Yogvivekdas and Swami Satyavratdas at Neasden Temple

By: Pramod Thomas

THE BAPS Swaminarayan Neasden Temple in north London delivered more than 40,000 meals to people from vulnerable communities across London by partnering with the Felix Project from November 9-13, during Diwali.

The Felix Project collects fresh, nutritious food that cannot be sold and delivers it to charities and schools across London.

Earlier this year, the temple supplied food to The Felix Project as part of its ‘Connect & Care’ outreach programme in response to the pandemic.

The BAPS organisation mobilised more than 1,100 volunteers in more than 61 areas around the UK and in Europe to support the elderly and those in need in local communities. Some 51,000 meals were prepared and delivered at home. BAPS also supported 210 hospitals and key workplaces by providing food and supplies as well as letters of appreciation for frontline  staff.

Head saint at the Neasden temple, Swami Yogvivekdas, said, “This is a very difficult time of year for so many, and their challenges are compounded by the impact of the ongoing pandemic. We are thrilled to support the brilliant work of The Felix Project once again and help deliver food across London to those who need it the most – and in doing so, share the  spirit and values of Diwali.”

CEO of The Felix Project, Mark Curtin, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Neasden Temple and receive the support. We are working hard right across London with as many communities as possible during this time of real challenge for all of us.”

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