The problem :
Homeless people have no where to get food from because of the lockdown.
The goal :
To feed 1500 homeless people 2 meals everyday
Help in contributing to a fund I’m creating for this for preparing the meals. Each meal costs Rs 30 per person.
In this process I found out that there are homeless people who live around small establishments and bakeries and made a living out of it and they used to be fed in those establishments only, as these establishments were shut down,they had nowhere to go , no phones to call for help, they slept hungry and i wanted to focus on them, i had reached out to as many people i could and documented the stories.
The second wave struck us hard, with its wild nature of spreading more there was no volunteers who came forward, with Bangalore going to lockdown i could only think of these homeless people, this time volunteering was not planned it was just instinctive , with the help of my brother who gave me little funds started off delivering 200-250 lunches and dinner to the homeless people in the east part of Bangalore.
My friends are the biggest part of this as they came and supported me with the necessary resources, making the calls for home isolation food requests.
My aim is to cover the whole of Bangalore in a couple of days and few of my friends are taking initiative to deliver the meals. I don't want any homeless person to sleep hungry in this lockdown and I’ll make sure I reach them.
I have organised the workflow for the whole of Bangalore now and am waiting for permissions from the officials to provide us with ID cards.
I involve myself in such needs because I have always been passionate about volunteering. This is because distributing meals for those who need it the most don't take panning etc.
It was very instinctive. I volunteer because I believe in giving back to the community.
It’s very important for me as an individual.
All my volunteering activities are instinctive, from Kerala floods to belagavi floods i don't believe in praying if i chance to serve, these decisions of mine become organised as my friends start working at backend making sure there are no obstacles with respect to permissions or arranging me the required logistics,I’m just the face of it, but my few of friends are backbone.
Friends- yashwanth, keerthi, harshitha, sushma(backend)
Vikas and jagadish( on field volunteers)
Why I’m involved in this cause is because I believe that doing what is right is the most important thing and should always be a priority. And right now, what is important is to be there for people who need us as a society the most.
I think any change or impact is always created by the smallest of the steps.
Hopefully, this idea of #BeyondZeroHunger will help bridge the gap and bring all of us together as a community."