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Hunger 100

“If you want to eliminate hunger, everybody has to be involved.” 


Household food security is being set to deteriorate with the prevailing economic crisis leaving nearly thirty percent of the Sri Lankan population in hunger and in severe health conditions. It has been a major issue in the country which requires humanitarian aid to the unprivileged community. Resource distribution is one of the best ways to combat hunger.

The Rotaract Club of University of Kelaniya and the Leo Club of Colombo Centrum thus joined forces in initiating “Hunger 100” as a humanitarian step towards preventing food insecurity during the prevailing severe economic crisis in Sri Lanka. The project was organized with the aim of creating an opportunity for the unprivileged community to live a healthy life despite social inequalities.

“Hunger 100” paved the way for the young volunteers to become a strong pole for the needy while raising awareness of food security in the community. This noble initiative was first announced on the 21st of November through social media platforms. The project was planned to collect 100 cooked food packets to be distributed. Consequently, it became an immense success with the amazing contributors who were able to provide home-cooked food packets on the given date within such short notice. The committee made necessary precautions only to collect the food cooked with utmost care as the aim of the project was not merely addressing food insecurity but to ensure them having a healthy meal enriched with the necessary nutrients.

On the 2nd of December, our volunteer community was able to feed the hunger of needy people around the Town Hall, Colombo including the laborers and security officers at Vihara Mahadevi Park, Colombo. The project realized that the unity of a community can be the strength of its society. Thus, social inequalities should be addressed as a community. We believe that this little step brought quite a relief to the recipients who were in need and we hope that this will encourage other humanitarian institutions to combat food insecurity and other social inequalities with empathy. The Rotaract Club of University of Kelaniya and the Leo Club of Colombo Centrum extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the generous contributors for their noble involvement in making the “Hunger 100” a great success. 

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