East Windsor, NJ—The Dr. Majeed Foundation has donated 5,500 10kg bags of rice to the people of Magadi, Karnataka on September 24, according to a press release. The donation is intended to help alleviate food insecurity exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event was organized in partnership with the Kempegowda Development Committee, the press release explains. State President Dr. H.M. Krishnamurthy and Madhu Subramanian, Director of the Sami-Sabinsa Group, inaugurated the event and participated in the distribution.

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“The poorest people in India have been hardest hit during this pandemic, so I wanted to help,” said Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder and Chairman of the Sami-Sabinsa Group, in the press release. “While many of the Foundation’s programs are focused upon helping poor children receive an education so they have a brighter future, right now they are just trying to survive. I’m glad to be able to help these families.”

More than 5,000 people benefitted from the event.