Share your Care: My Experience with Food Kit Distribution

It was my first experience distributing the food kit and I was keenly interested in doing it. We were at the bishop’s house in Dharmapuri as part of our food distribution program. I liked the way they welcomed us. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet the bishop and to have a chat with him. It is worth mentioning the likeability of the place and its surroundings as it has been well maintained and I personally liked it.  We had a glimpse of the new church that was under construction. The food distribution took place in one of the halls in the bishop’s house. The recipients of the food kits were the families who have been living with HIV. They lived with their families and I was surprised to realize that they have been leading standard lives as regular families. All of them hailed from the local area and conversed predominantly in Tamil. The whole event was a unique experience as there were many learnings especially with regard to HIV and related concerns as the day also was observed as World AIDS day. I used the opportunity to converse with some of them and I was happy to meet them and to talk to them.  It was a memorable day for me filled with lots of new knowledge.