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Our Guyana Grocery Giveaway program has served over:


Bags of groceries



July 7th, 2021

TSM at Black Bush Polder

On July 7th, 2021 The Shakti Mission donated 30 bags of groceries that were given to devotees of  the Maha Kali Maa Temple in Black Bush Polder, Berbice. Many of these residents suffered tremendously from the recent local flooding and are in need of basic necessities. We will continue visiting neighboring areas to provide families with food and/or financial assistance.

November 5th, 2020

Recent Giveaways

Our recent giveaways in Guyana. A special thank you to our dedicated coordinators, Angali & Varesha.

July 28th, 2020

Covid-19 Efforts in Guyana

As Covid-19 continues to devastate, we have been witnessing acts of kindness, generosity and solidarity around the world. Sadly, food insecurity has become a reality across the globe.
We would like to thank our coordinators for pushing forward and continuing to feed Guyana! During the past three months Shakti Mission has provided food and PPE (gloves & masks) to hundreds of families in need.
May 7th, 2020

TSM in Corentyne, Berbice.

One of our most vulnerable recipient is our dear Grandma Sattie.
Grandma Sattie is a cancer survivor who currently lives alone in a home without electricity and running water.
She is always grateful for the supplies we provide and our coordinator, Varesha Singh constantly checks in to ensure she is safe and well.
April 23rd, 2020

Routine Visits to Aunty Datsy & Grandma Shirley

Another visit to our sweet Aunty Datsy and Grandma Shirley. Our dedicated coordinator, Angali provided disinfecting solutions, mask, gloves and basic grocery items. It is our greatest privilege to serve the senior population of Guyana and we are committed to helping them remain safe during this time.
April 21st, 2020

Berbice Distributions

 During this difficult time, The Shakti Mission will double its initiatives to continue the Guyana’s Food Relief Program. Our coordinators, Angali Aidan Chattergoon and Varesha Singh are working diligently to ensure food and disinfecting products get into the hands of those in need.
In addition, we are producing hundreds of face masks to distribute throughout the Berbice area.
“Let us witness hope to each other and so become beacons of light during these uncertain times.”
* Thank you Dave G Kutayiah & Vidya Narainram for sponsoring our most recent Food Relief.
February 20th , 2020

Meet Grandma Shirley

Meet Grandma Shirley, she is a beautiful 88 year spitfire who lives alone in these horrid unsanitary surroundings.
She asked us to post her photos on Facebook in the hopes that someone can come to her aid.
She is in desperate need of basic necessities such as clean bedding, towels, clothing, food and more.
Please help us provide for Grandma Shirley.
100% of all donations will be used to purchase the items she so desperately needs.
Thank you to Amrita Lekhai and family for donating a weeks’ worth of groceries to Grandma Shirley and many others.
February 12th , 2020

Sister Urmila & Sister Shanti

Our coordinator, Varsha, recently visited two of our favorite people, to deliver some needed food and supplies. Sister Urmila and Sister Shanti, both home bound, were very happy for the visit.
All it takes is a $10 contribution to provide meals, medical supplies or clothing to individuals in need.
January 16th , 2020

Cow Dam Distribution

Another amazing event!
This time, The Shakti Mission visited a place known as “Cow Dam” in Berbice, Guyana to offer bags of groceries to families struggling to make ends meet.
This small gesture makes a huge difference to someone facing food insecurity.
January 3rd, 2020

TSM celebrates its anniversary with 100 seniors

In celebration of our 1 year Anniversary, The Shakti Mission recently provided 100 seniors with bags of groceries for the holidays. We would like to thank the PPP Civic Center for opening their doors to us for this wonderful event.
November 19th, 2019

November Grocery Giveaway

food in·se·cu·ri·ty
The state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
Help fight food insecurity by supporting The Shakti Mission!
Through our November Grocery giveaway we were able to provide groceries to over 30+ families. 
October 3rd, 2019

October Grocery Giveaway

The Shakti Mission’s Guyana Food Relief Program recently provided groceries to those facing the greatest need, our elderly population, in Guyana.
For this Fall giveaway we partnered with Service To Humanity. Today’s Children Our Future to help us identify individuals struggling to make ends meet.
For just $10, you can provide groceries to an entire family. Join our Mission!
July 5th, 2019

July Grocery Giveaway

The mission’s Guyana’s Food Relief Program is committed to serving the poverty stricken families in Guyana. With a donation of just $10, you can help provide a weekly’s worth of groceries to a family in need. Through your generosity we were able to provide one week’s grocery to over 20+ families this July.

July 13th, 2019

June Grocery Giveaway

Shakti Mission’s Guyana Food Relief Program has just completed another successful distribution!
Our mission is to target families with the greatest need by identifying those who suffer from extreme poverty and/or with medical disabilities.
Through your generous donations and for the month of June, we have provided one weeks worth of groceries to 15 families.
June 7th, 2019

Meet Shanti

On June 7th, 2019 The shakti Mission Met Shanti, a 29 year old disabled woman living in Berbice, Guyana. Shanti suffers from severe neurological and developmental disorders; and was born with underdeveloped arms and no legs.

Our friends at Service To Humanity. Today’s Children Our Future brought Shanti’s conditions to our attention and asked how we can help. Her family was in dire need of supplies for Shanti’s daily care.

And so Over these past few months, The Shakti Mission along with the members and congregation of the Shri Shakti Mariammaa Temple were able to raise enough funds to aid Shanti’s family. We were able to provide the family with a month worth of groceries and 3 months of hygienic products.

But this is only a few months worth of assistance.

If you would like to contribute to Shanti’s ongoing care.
please call us at 917.615.2615 or email us at
If you choose to send a Zelle donation you may do so at

March 20th, 2019
The Guyana Food Relief Program coordinated by The Shakti Mission and A Sain and Son Supermarket in Williamsburg, Guyana is off to a wonderful start.
This temporary relief program has provided a weeks worth of grocery items to families we have selected via our coordinators in Guyana.
The Shakti Mission is committed to responsible citizenship by playing an active role in the growth and development of the communities in which we worship, live and work. Our mission is centered on alleviating and eradicating hardships faced by chronically underserved populations. TSM focuses its efforts on meals programs, clothing drives and distributions and assisting the elderly, women and children plagued by social and economic issues.
"Feeding the hungry is one of the greatest act of humanity. Devi Maa blessings to you all now and always. With every mouthful of food eaten by those who got help from your good act, imagine the relief, stress and distressed you've removed. Keep up the great job!. Blessed" #the_hands_that_serve_are_greater_than_the_lips_that_pray
Vijah Ramjattan
Founder & President of UMA
March 17th, 2019

TSM'S New Program

The Shakti Mission is pleased to announce it’s  new initiative called “The Guyana Food Relief Program“, aimed at alleviating hunger for the most destitute population in Guyana – children and senior citizens.
We have partnered with A Sain and Son Supermarket in Willaimsburg, Guyana to provide up to a months worth of groceries to families with the greatest need.
We cannot completely eradicate hunger, but you can support The Shakti Mission to alleviate starvation. Every dollar that you donate goes directly to our most needy populations. We do not impose any administrative fees. We are a volunteer group with a strong passion for helping our vulnerable brothers and sisters.