Our Hot Meal Program

Sadly, food insecurity is a devastating reality felt across the globe with children among those suffering the most.   In 2020, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the need for food grew to unprecedented numbers.   Pop up pantries were virtually on every corner and lines were hours long, many families faced food insecurity for the first time.   

 

Our mission is centered around alleviating some of the hardships faced by families in our local communities.   By providing bags of groceries, sponsoring pantries and distributing hot meals we strive to make a small impact in the lives of struggling families.

We understand we cannot completely eradicate hunger but we will join the fight to put food into the hands of struggling families.

Our newest initiative includes home delivery of fresh nutritious vegetarian meals to the local indo-caribbean seniors in our community.    

  

Our Work

May 11th, 2019

Mother's Day at the United Adult Day Care

Our hearts are filled with love and joy after serving and entertaining community seniors at the United Adult Day Care in Richmond Hill, Queens today for Mother’s Day.
Special thank you to Devin and the Shakti Samaj Group for volunteering your precious time and talent; thank you to Ray, Rea and Chandni for entertaining our seniors, and thank you Aminta Kilawan Narine for serenading our seniors with your beautiful medley.
Sincere gratitude to Denise & family for providing desert, Bakewell Restaurant for your generosity, and our mission sponsors Rehanna Ramnauth and Sandra Ramlattan..
Testimonial

"You've touch so many hearts..."

"To all my friends at the Shakti Mission, It was honestly my honor to be there with you and to wear a Shakti Mission t-shirt. Will always support your mission. You have touched so many hearts along the way, including my own.
Aminta Kilawan Narine
Founder & Director of The South Queen's Women's March
May 1st, 2019

Desi Senior Center

We strive to build a culture of member involvement in our local communities and facilitate this through charitable giving and volunteering activities.
Thank you, Deshi Senior Center for extending another warm welcome. We look forward to seeing you again!
Thank you, Perley Kutayiah for sponsoring the meals.
April 17th,2019

TSM and the NYPD celebrates Bangladeshi New Year at the La Familia Adult Day Center

On April 17, 2019 our volunteers were invited to celebrate the Bagladeshi New Year alongside members ofLa Familia Adult Day Center,Muslim Community Patrol & Services,NYPD (Community Services) and Redstone Pharmacy. We were thrilled to be sharing space with these amazing organizations and wonderful people. Thank you, Mohamed, for including us in your celebration.
Meals sponsored by: Sister Vidya Naraninram
March 31st,2019

Serving the Desi Comminity

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which has the potential to turn a life around” – Leo Buscaglia
 
The Shakti Mission had the pleasure of spending time and providing hot meals to the seniors of Deshi Senior Center.
Hot Meal sponsored by:
Anita Kutayiah
Seeta Kutayiah
March 15th,2019

St. Patrick's day at La familia Adult Day Center

Thank you La Familia Adult Day Center for welcoming us to your St. Patrick’s celebration today! It was an honor to meet all the wonderful staff members and gracious seniors.
Serving our community, in this way, is always a humbling and exciting experience and we are so grateful for the opportunity.
Thank you, Prue Paltooram and family for sponsoring today’s meal.
February 9th ,2019

Serving our very own Indo-Carribean community

A heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful members of United Adult Senior Center and The Shakti Mission.
on February 9th, 2019 we had the pleasure of connecting with and serving our amazing Indo-caribbean seniors. We were humbled by their heartfelt show of support and love.
January 25th ,2019

Serving our very own Indo-Carribean community

Members spent some time with the Seniors at United Hindu Cultural Council Senior Center. We were thrilled to have participated in the Yoga session before serving meals. It was a blast!
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your Friday program.