Diwali Meal Giveaway Event

Diwali Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway Event
Project Seva
Free Stamp next to City Hall
November 16, 2023

This event was the result of collaboration between volunteers from Project SEVA, a service arm of Federation of Indian Community Association (FICA), the local non-profit agencies listed below and CRB Department of City Hall.

Volunteers at Project Seva food giveaway

Volunteers at Project Seva food giveaway

A proclamation celebrating Diwali was presented by Angela Shute-Woodson and Chia-min Chen on behalf of Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb.

Chia-min Chen and Sangita Bafna

Chia-min Chen and Sangita Bafna

Diwali Proclamation

Diwali Proclamation

Boxed dinner, hygiene packets and blankets were loaded into volunteers' vehicles and delivered to these local organizations, so the homeless and the refugees will have some needed items for this winter.

  • Family Promise of Greater Cleveland
  • Journey (Domestic Violence
  • NE Ohio Coalition for Homeless
  • St Herman's House of Hospitality
  • West Side Catholic Shelter
  • Y Haven of YMCA
  • Zelma George Family Shelter
  • Hope and Healing
Both Mona Alag, the founding member of Project SEVA and Sangita Bafna, current President of Project SEVA were recognized at this event for 36 years of continuous service work to the needy in Cleveland.

Thanks to Deepa Rao for the photos.


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