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We thought we should somehow celebrate this day and decided to celebrate together with the flood victims by distributing 1000 food packages. If you have been following the diary entries of the last days you know that the water is still rising in Vrindavan and that people urgently need support.
We thought that we wanted to distribute something nutritious that gives them lots of energy but also something that they do not have to eat right away. We wanted them to have something that they could keep for the next day, too, if they had food for today already. They are never sure what they will get the next day so we were thinking to give them something that they can keep for those times that nobody distributes food there.
We had ordered freshly roasted nuts, peas, different lentils, and multigrain flakes and pops. After mixing everything together we had exactly what we wanted: a nourishing mixture that doesn’t get bad quickly. Additionally we distributed coconut sweets that they could enjoy right away.
We went to distribute in three places and the first of them was one of my old schools where those people whose homes are flooded have found shelter. Seeing the school after so many years brought nice memories back. It is also nice that the building now gives shelter to hundreds of families whose houses have been flooded. Seeing the situation of these people confirmed me once again in my belief that everybody has to stand together and help those who are in need. We need to support them as much as possible. It was a wonderful way to celebrate and although it was also exhausting to distribute in the heat, we were happy to see everybody’s happy faces.