Today, the Belize Indian Community (BIM) continued its initiative of handing out food packages to various families of the Lake Independence constituency in Belize City. Approximately 50 people received their food packages which contained rice, beans, flour, cereal, and other basic food necessities. According to the Honorary Consul General of India in Belize, Arun Hotchandani, the Indian communities in other districts have started to adopt the initiative.
Arun Hotchandani, Honorary Consul General of India in Belize: “As everyone knows that the Indian Community had embarked on this project a few weeks ago and we had decided as a community, as Belize Indian Community BIC, to heed to that call where we would then assist in the food program during this pandemic crisis. We have gotten together as BIC in Belize City to give it out to all the ten constituencies. It started about three weeks ago and it’s an ongoing continuation. I must say that and I’m sure that Love FM is aware that the BIMA as the Honorary Consul General I’m very happy to know that even BIMA in Corozal has also done the same, another arm of the Indian community they are located in Corozal and they’ve also done the same, the Indian Association of Orange Walk has done the same but this specific project led by BIC is geared to the ten constituencies across party lines in Belize City. We’re doing this as we find it extremely – it’s paramount for us to look at the smiles and the faces of those poor families that are actually getting these packages, the needy and the people who fell through the cracks in the system it’s very overwhelming to see how happy they are. We are trying to heed to that call and make sure that we can try to reach out everyone.”
Hotchandani noted that the initiative began three weeks ago and is still ongoing.