16-11-2017 10:00 AM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
After subsidies, now there is free food for the poor
In Bengaluru, Indira Canteens and Appaji Canteens render three meals a day to the people at subsidized rates.Now, Umeed charitable group has taken it a step further by installing a 6-feet-tall fridge under the 'Free food for the poor' board in the premises of 'Happy Plate' hotel in Koramangala which stocks leftover food from the eatery.
This initiative is making waves in the city as the hungry and homeless get free food. Anyone can open the fridge and take whatever they wish to have.
The fridge has been operational since November 9. Leftover food items like palav, Uppittu-kesaribath, wangibat, poori/chapati, sagu, chutney, sambar etc from the hotel finds a place in the fridge which is then devoured by the needy.
A spokesperson for the charity said that instead of wasting leftover food, they decided that it could be given to the poor who are going hungry every day.
Other restaurants like Rayal Treat, Heera Sagar, Udupi Bhavan and some food outlets have also pitched in and are supplying a sizable quantity of meals. Another member of the charity said that they are raising awareness about this initiative through social media and interested people who wish to contribute and help are welcome. A plan to provide financial assistance to the treatment of poor patients is also in the making.
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