Sewa Diwali organization collects items for MCC Food Pantry

Many Hindu organizations throughout the state joined in this year's Sewa Diwali Food Drive, which benefited the Middlesex County College Food Pantry. PHOTO COURTESY OF THOMAS PETERSON
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Many Hindu organizations throughout the state joined in this year's Sewa Diwali Food Drive, which benefited the Middlesex County College Food Pantry. PHOTO COURTESY OF THOMAS PETERSON

Many Hindu organizations throughout the state joined in this year’s Sewa Diwali Food Drive, which benefited the Middlesex County College Food Pantry.

Sewa Diwali is a collection of organizations and individuals rooted in Indic values that promotes service and giving back to the local community.

“This very, very generous donation came at a great time, as many of our students have been struggling with food insecurity since the pandemic began and our supplies were beginning to run low,” Amanda Lyons, MCC’s basic needs coordinator, said in a prepared statement. “This is a huge relief and a very generous gift. We are so very grateful.”

“We are very grateful to the incredible support from the Sewa Diwali project,” MCC President Mark McCormick said in the statement. “This will make a tremendous difference to those students who are food insecure. No one should go hungry, and this effort will feed a tremendous number of people.”