TRIVENI ORGANIZES ‘FOOD FOR THE NEEDY 2022’ PROGRAM
Triveni, Inc., the Tri-State Kannada Cultural Association has organized its 16 th annual “Food For The Needy” program on Saturday, October 29th, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 4442 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. Triveni is an organization dedicated to promoting Kannada culture of India in the Tri-State area. Under the auspices of its ‘Dr Vasudeva Rao Charitable Trust’, Triveni is organizing a ‘Food For The Needy’ program to increase social awareness in the Delaware Valley. As part of its cultural heritage, Triveni initially has undertaken a philanthropic venture of serving a meal to the homeless of North Philadelphia at the Salvation Army at Frankford Ave. This ‘Food For Needy’ program aims at bringing together community members in a concerted effort to express solidarity in providing a hot meal and a brown bag lunch to the homeless. Dr Vasudeva Rao Charitable Trust was instituted in 2002 by Anasuya Rao(firstname.lastname@example.org) in memory of her husband late Dr H.V.Vasudeva Rao. The Trust was ratified by the General Body of Triveni on Nov 16, 2003. This venture has been taken up with the intention of an organized effort to contribute a viable social program to the community through Triveni (www.triveniusa.org). A provision is also made for other Triveni members to sponsor events in the name of their beloved ones through this Trust. St. Mark's Episcopal Church (saintmarksphiladelphia.org): is an Episcopal Church in the Frankford neighborhood of lower northeast Philadelphia. They have recently celebrated their 175th year of ministry in and from their community. The years have been very hard on the neighborhood and their church has responded by constantly redefining their mission and ministry to serve God. At St. Mark’s, their ministry is not limited to feeding the hungry, as they are engaged in feeding the hearts, minds, souls, of the physically and spiritually hungry. St. Mark’s Church, is a long-time member of the NECH (Northeast Committee on Homelessness) and has graciously opened their doors to continue feeding the poor when the Salvation Army closed their Frankford Mission in December 2012. Triveni has participated in the ‘Food For Needy’ program since 2003 and will be serving ~100 people at St Mark’s Episcopal Church. Triveni (triveniusa.org), the Tri-State Kannada Cultural Association, was founded in 1976 by a group of culturally oriented people from the state of Karnataka, India. It is registered in Burlington County of New Jersey as a non-profit organization (501(C)3, Federal EIN 22-2713786). It was founded to promote cultural activities from the region of Karnataka the land of the people who speak the language of Kannada, in the Delaware Valley. On an average, 4-5 cultural events are held in a year that gathers ~200 Kannada speaking people in the region together to celebrate Kannada culture. It has a membership of ~100 in the region. In the recent years, Triveni has recognized the need for having a targeted program to increase social awareness in the region and has organized annual walk-a-thons for raising funds for charity.