The lockdown and the Coronavirus pandemic pushed hundreds of people in East London to near starvation and hunger. During the time this great uncertainty, the East Ham based Malayalee Association of the UK was quick to react and help the people in their time of need. The association took up the challenge to ensure that people won’t go hungry. They decided to help by offering free food to people who lost their job, students with no money and individuals who have No Recourse to Public Funds. Thattukada, the popular Kerala restaurant on East Ham’s High Street North offered its premises to start the operation.
People came from near and far, from all communities and long queues appeared – some times over 700 people. Thattukada became the epicenter of free food distribution in East Ham.
Even the BBC turned up to report the plight of the people in East Ham and the service provided by the Malayalee Association.
Encouraged by the outpouring of generosity and contributions from the community, MAUK was able to step up their work. Many organizations, small businesses and community groups stepped in to support them. The organisers of MAUK were amazed and humbled by the level of support they received.
Though the uncertainty is not over yet, the MAUK wants to say a big thank you to everyone who supported them.
A three-hour live Ganamela has been arranged to thank all donors, supporters and well-wishers. From the Studios of ‘The Learning Curve’ in Forest Gate, London, the MAUK Nisari orchestra is bringing you NISWANAM …a light in the darkness! (Special thanks to Infinity Financial Ltd – Main Sponsor of Niswanam)
Watch it live on MAUK Facebook Page- fb.com/mauklondon. Sunday, 19 July 2020 from UK time 14:30 to 17:30