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FAHC~Nandyala : A Foodblogs~Family Project

This is an update on FAHC fundraising conducted on last October. The money raised through the fund-drive on Mahanandi went directly to the parent organization, VK Narayanan’s (VKN) - “Feed A Hungry Child(FAHC)”.

During November 07, VKN emailed us enquiring about opening a new FAHC chapter. I replied with details about our Nandyala school and the work we are doing. My husband, Vijay who manages the school showed interest. VKN and Vijay started talking. We also consulted my father-in-law who is a trustee of the Nandyala school. This is what happened next.

My father-in-law, Sri Venkata Subbaiah traveled to Kerala on November 16th, 07 to meet and see the good work FAHC doing. From Nandyala, he went to Palakkad and from there to Pattenchery village, FAHC location and VKN’s ancestral home.


My FIL, Sri Venkata Subbaiah with VKN’s guruji, Sri Vijayasekharan
at Pattenchery home, Kerala.


Greeting with gifts for FAHC-children, Pattenchery.


Sharing a meal with FAHC team, Pattenchery.


My Father-in-Law with FAHC Trustees and Team at Pattenchery.

Impressed with the FAHC work at Pattenchery, my father-in-law gave us the green signal. More talks about what, when, and how. Things started to come together, and during December 2007, ten children were selected from our school. Met with their parents and consent was taken. On January 26th 2008, on the Republic Day weekend, VKN, his wife and three sons, and FAHC team from Pattenchery, Kerala visited Nandyala, Andhra Pradesh.


VKN and FAHC Team with my father-in-law at Nandyala School.
(There are 10 children, but only 9 were present for the photo)


FAHC Kerala team, meeting with children and family members at Nandyala.


Eggs, Chana dal, Moong dal, Toor dal, Rice, Wheat Flour and Cooking oil ~ Food to be given to FAHC children’s family members, along with milk, fruits and vegetables.


FAHC ~ Nandyala: A Foodblogs~Family Project
Sharing food and smiles with children and family members.

FAHC Nandyala unit is providing essential groceries and food grains every month, starting from January 2008 to a total of ten children. The children are also getting good education at our school via the scholarship program we sponsor. The plan is to support the children until they finish their high school education.

This was possible only because of community effort by the wonderful food bloggers and the food blog readers. We thank you all for your generous contributions and support shown. I also thank my family members for their unconditional and wholehearted support and efforts. We hope to do this on a larger scale next year.

Happy Sri Rama Navami and Happy Vishu!

Note:
The money raised through the fund-drive on Mahanandi went directly to the parent organization, FAHC. All the transactions and expenditures are properly accounted, monitored and audited by the trust board established by FAHC. Before starting the dedicated unit at Nandyala, the trust members had personally visited and met with the children and their families to identify the genuinely needy children. All the expenses, payments and distribution process are properly documented and transparently maintained. For further details, please contact VK Narayanan at FAHC.

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