To help ease the hardships of members in the community during the measures enforced to counter the coronavirus pandemic, sadhus and volunteers at BAPS centers in Melbourne and Sydney have provided food packages for those in need.
In Melbourne, sadhus and volunteers were joined by Mr. Craig Ondarchie (Member for Northern Metropolitan Region) in preparing care packages for the community.
In Sydney, volunteers were joined by state leaders Hon. Dr. Geoff Lee (Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, and Acting Minister for Multiculturalism) and Ms. Julia Finn (Shadow Minister for Consumer Protection, and Shadow Minister for Carers) to prepare these packages for the community members in need.
In Perth, Hon. Senator Dean Smith (Senator for Western Australia), Hon. Ian Goodenough (Federal Member for Moore), and Albert Jacob (Mayor of Joondalup) assisted local volunteers to prepare and deliver essential care packages to Joondalup Health Campus.
The prepared care packages are being delivered by BAPS volunteers to those in immediate need of assistance.
Also, there has been a significant impact on the livelihoods of Indian students and families who have recently migrated to Australia.
Sadhus and volunteers in Goldcoast, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and other cities are assisting these community members by providing freshly cooked pure vegetarian meals. Across Australia over 450 meals are being prepared and delivered daily to assist members currently enduring hardships.