Reaching out to communities affected by coronavirus

Chennai: Avashya Foundation, the CSR arm of Allcargo Logistics, has partnered with Foundation of His Sacred Majesty (FHSM) in Chennai.

“Together the activity was executed to reach out to 250 underprivileged families comprising over 750 members affected by the Covid-19 induced lockdown. Grocery kits comprising rice, dal, sugar, salt and other essentials like vegetables were distributed to marginalized communities and families residing in slums as part of the RAHAT project,” said a press release.

The 250 families belonged to the socially and economically backward communities in Molachur village in TindivanamTaluk, Narikuravr Kudiyiruppu in Sunambedu village and Chengalpattu district along with families of the other communities living near Jamaat of Mount Road, Chennai.

“The marginalized sections of the population have been the most vulnerable to Covid-19 which has been unrelenting in its spread and scale. The adverse economic impact of the pandemic holds the potential to push a large number of families into a spiral of debt and poverty,” stated Arathi Shetty, non-executive director, Avashya Foundation.