The Prince of Peace Feeding program was established to provide food for the indigent of Porumamilla, India. The program consists, primarily, of the distribution of food to the poorest of the poor. They are members of the lowest caste and are living in abject poverty. The normal food distribution is a monthly delivery of a nutritionally balanced “food basket” of 55 lbs. consisting of rice, puffed rice, cracked wheat, noodles, lentils, flour, coconut, spices, and cookies. In addition, sanitary care items of face soap, toothpaste and laundry detergent are included. This food basket is intended to provide one basic meal per day per month for 50 plus individuals and families. In total, more than 1,250 kilograms per month and 15,000 kilograms annually are delivered (33,000+ pounds). The monthly baskets are assembled by the children of the Blessed Brian Home.
However, during the 50+ days of India’s “stay-at-home” Corona Virus directive, the Prince of Peace Feeding program executed its most ambitious initiative by providing over 200,000 lbs of rice, lentils, vegetables, fruits, eggs, bread and milk, as well as hand sanitizer and masks. Over 20,000 people in need were recipients of these items:
These feeding programs are funded entirely through the great generosity and kindness of the members of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe, Kansas. The Prince of Peace Pavilion is currently being used as a hostel to house 80 boys, from nearby villages, attending schools in Porumamilla in grades 5th through 10th.