Food items pour in for Covid-19 Bethel Kitchen
Kohima, June 5 (EMN): Help has poured in for returnees staying in quarantine centres in Kohima, with villagers and philanthropists donating food items, including vegetables, fish, fruits, bread and others.
The people of Lakhuti village under Wokha district donated fresh fish and wild organic vegetable and other food items to the quarantine centres in Kohima on Thursday evening.
A team comprising of Lakhuti village chairman, Mhonthung Yanthan, a VDB member, a veterinary officer, four GBs, and four drivers travelled about 128 km to drop the delicacies contributed by the villagers for the inmates at Kohima.
Speaking to Eastern Mirror, Yanthan said that they collected the items from the villagers and loaded it in two pick-up trucks before dispatching it to Covid-19 Bethel Kitchen of the district task force Kohima, at NBCC convention centre.
He shared that it was impossible to reach out to all centres located at different districts. However, they had decided to “share their blessings to Kohima, since it is the capital of Nagaland,” the chairman said after returning to Lakhuti on Friday.
The farmers collected the organic vegetables while fish was caught in the rivers at Lakhuti.
On Friday, another Bolero truck containing different varieties of vegetables and fruits, including bananas reached Covid-19 Bethel Kitchen from Dzülhamu village of Phek district. On Wednesday, Plaza Bakery in Kohima brought bread to the kitchen in a pick-up truck to provide breakfast to the inmates in Kohima for a week.
It was informed that on reaching the kitchen, Limanenla, additional deputy commissioner of Commissioner’s office, who is also the convenor of Covid-19 Bethel Kitchen, received the food items coming from different locations in Kohima.
Akhrie Mor, a member of Covid-19 Bethel Kitchen, said that they were happy and overwhelmed by the generous contributions coming from various quarters.
“We are very happy that people are coming forward to help us, and understanding the difficulties of the government in feeding so many returnees,” she said.
Huge amount of money is being spent daily to cater to the needs of the inmates at the quarantine centers but because of the “generous contributions” received from various quarters, “expenditure has been minimised to a great extent,” she stated.