Food Relief Programme
The Food Relief Programme, started in 1959 to provide supplementary food, such as rice, cooking oil etc. to the poor, sick destitute, unemployed needy and their families continues to this day.
Today, the programme reaches out to more than 50 institutions including Conferences of St. Vincent de Paul, Homes for the Aged, Children's Homes, Crisis Centres and Societies.
CWS now gives supermarket vounchers every quarter to the beneficiaries of the programme. Cash grants, also part of the programme, are given out half-yearly.
At headquarters, a small stock of dry food items are maintained and given to the needy who approach us for direct assistance.