Published on December 6, 2020
Return to local pantries
The Aurora-based Hindu Syawamsevak Sangh gave a large amount back to the local pantries.
With the help of three other partner groups, the organization collected and donated around 1,500 pounds of food and personal care products. Donations included pasta, coffee, cereal, canned food, toilet paper and much more.
On Friday, they stopped by the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry and Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry to make the donations.
“Sewa Diwali was an initiative to collect food at the Diwali festival and then we wanted to make sure we were doing our part for the pandemic especially this year throughout the month of November as the holidays begin,” said Nags Rajaram, a Hinduist Syawamsevak Sangh volunteers.
Light over darkness
Diwali is the largest Hindu festival and represents the victory of light over darkness.
“At this time of COVID-19 when people are struggling with many problems, we want the light to put out all the darkness and bad things,” said Gauri Railkar, a volunteer from Hindu Syawamsevak Sangh
Aysha Ashley Househ and Justin Cornwell report from Naperville News 17.
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