Gift A Meal Sponsorship

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Total number of beneficiary families sponsored overall : 566

Total number of beneficiary families sponsored currently : 131

Sponsorship per family: LKR 26,400 per year

The purpose of this project is to assist poor families with children.

Selections of beneficiaries for a sponsorship
Beneficiaries who apply for sponsorship are screened through a laid down procedure to determine their eligibility for assistance. CandleAid takes into account the number of persons in the family including children and the financial circumstances of the family. If the beneficiary is selected for assistance, the selected family has to be monitored by the Coordinator who has the responsibility to keep CandleAid informed of any changes of circumstances of the family.

On completion of all administrative formalities, CandleAid links the beneficiary to a Sponsor who has already expressed a desire to Sponsor a family. All relevant details of the Beneficiary and photograph are made available to the Sponsor. CandleAid also encourages and facilitates interaction between the Sponsor and the Beneficiary.


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Be a Sponsor!
We have many families on waiting list, hoping to get a sponsor to help them get by the days. You can sponsor one or more families!

Sponsorship terms
The annual sponsorship is LKR 26, 400 inclusive of the 10% admin fee introduced from January 2014. Sponsorships are for a minimum period of one year. Sponsors are requested to let CandleAid know in advance if they intend to terminate the sponsorship after one year.

To sponsor any of the families, please fill up the Food Sponsorship Form and email it to Miss. Brintha Mathavasunderam at and copy Mr. Veraan de Mel at


Please contact the following for any further details
Director of Food Programme: Mr. Elmo Jayawardena –
Head of Food Programme: Miss. Brintha Mathavasunderam –
Project Assistant: Ms. Shalini Nisansala –

Apart from relieving hunger, this programme also gives poor families the gratification of knowing that someone cares about them.