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Help Anchal Serve 5000 Meals of Happiness Everyday in Delhi


As a little girl, I imagined a smooth sailing life with my family and friends. We were a family living in a single room inherited from our grandfather. My father was an auto rickshaw driver, so we could barely make our ends meet for a long time. In the hope to improve our financial condition, my father sold off his auto rickshaw one day and invested in a van with which we would pick and drop kids from Bhatnagar International School. But as luck would have it, he lost that job due to an unfair reason. Just as you see in movies, my father’s failed attempts led him to alcoholism to the point of no return.

There were days when we would starve all day, on some days we were lucky enough to manage chapattis with red chilies to satiate our hunger. Circumstances forced me and my brother to leave school in class 8th and 9th respectively and search for employment. I started working as a receptionist at a trading firm for a salary of Rs.4000. Slowly over the years, our financial situation got better and we could lead a decent life.



I had just finished my 32nd birthday celebrations when I noticed a lump in my breast. I got an appointment in a hospital, where few tests brought out the clear picture in front of me. I got diagnosed with 3rd stage breast cancer. So I thought to myself, “But I am yet to live my life. This can’t be it.” And it wasn’t. The chemotherapies and endless surgeries were extremely daunting, but I held on to hope and tried to live a normal life.



It was during this time when one day I was stuck at a traffic signal and I noticed a bunch of kids begging. I refused to give them money and offered food instead. They agreed and I took them to a restaurant. Due to social stigma, some of the guests at the restaurant left after seeing these kids dining in the same place as them. Disgusted, I sat down with the poor kids and talked to them about their life and how they survive. That afternoon inspired me to do something for these kids, and I started distributing free food to street kids. Initially, I used to cook the meal at home with my mother’s help and distribute it to slums kids. Soon people noticed my persistence in helping these kids and offered support in the form of money or volunteering.


It took 11 months for me to recover from cancer. I carried on the food distribution activities through the toughest of times during my cancer journey. Serving meals to the needy and less privileged gave me strength to overcome these difficult times. I believe I am alive because of the time I spent amongst the people in the slums serving them. I plan to continue doing what I love and keep serving meals to the needy. I started an NGO 'Meals of Happiness Charitable Trust' to be able to serve a lot more people with the help some support.



Till date, we have served more than 1 lakh meals. Today, I am grateful to God for every hurdle life threw in my way. My circumstances transformed me into the woman I am today. I care for the society and wish to eradicate hunger and malnourishment among the slum kids. I have a purpose, and it is this purpose that makes me stronger by the day.



There are still many hungry mouths to feed and my aim is to reach the maximum number of people. There are countless people in Delhi who starve every day, in slums and outside government hospitals. If we can at least serve some of them a healthy meal once in a day then I am sure they could lead a much happier life. But I cannot do this single-handedly, I need your help. With your humble contributions, I can serve 5000 meals to the needy everyday and ensure they do not go to sleep hungry.

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5th September 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the immense love and support that you have shown towards this campaign. You all have given us more confidence to carry out the work we do and we appreciate it. Here is an update of the recent relief work that we have carried out.

We already distributed food to poor families in areas like South Delhi slums like Rangpuri slum, Bengali Basti, Rajpur Khurd.

In Bihar, we have provided help in these areas during the flood namely Mahnva Rampurva village,  Prakhand Chanpathiya, Garmua harijan zila champaran,  West champaran  Piprasi Block , Loriya gaon Mathiya parsa, Madanpur, Bagah 1 Rajvathiya gaon, and Chakhni gaon. We have also done work in Kashmir during the last eid lockdown in village Kupwara.

The volunteers have worked tirelessly in different states and have made sure that people get all the relief material delivered to them. Here are some pictures of the same.

























We are withdrawing funds now as we have to clear our credit bills. We will be withdrawing the INR funds to the bank account of Meals of Happiness and the USD funds to one of our volunteer's bank account. All of the funds will be used to clear the outstanding bills and also to continue the work that we have started.

We thank you all once again for showing so much love and support and standing by us all throughout.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the immense love and support that you have shown towards this campaign. You all have given us more confidence to carry out the work we do and we appreciate it. Here is an update of the recent relief work that we have carried out.

We already distributed food to poor families in areas like South Delhi slums like Rangpuri slum, Bengali Basti, Rajpur Khurd.

In Bihar, we have provided help in these areas during the flood namely Mahnva Rampurva village,  Prakhand Chanpathiya, Garmua harijan zila champaran,  West champaran  Piprasi Block , Loriya gaon Mathiya parsa, Madanpur, Bagah 1 Rajvathiya gaon, and Chakhni gaon. We have also done work in Kashmir during the last eid lockdown in village Kupwara.

The volunteers have worked tirelessly in different states and have made sure that people get all the relief material delivered to them. Here are some pictures of the same.

























We are withdrawing funds now as we have to clear our credit bills. We will be withdrawing the INR funds to the bank account of Meals of Happiness and the USD funds to one of our volunteer's bank account. All of the funds will be used to clear the outstanding bills and also to continue the work that we have started.

We thank you all once again for showing so much love and support and standing by us all throughout.
22nd April 2020



Dear Supporters,

Thank you for all the support. You have been a great support, words can never be enough to describe how grateful I am to each and every one of you.

As far as our progress is concerned, I have been distributing 500 meals every day. And when on 25th March, India entered a lockdown, thousands of laborers, tea stall owners, flower sellers, construction workers were left helpless with no income and no way to feed themselves and their families. My team and I started distributing 2000 meals to the poor from the very first day of lockdown. I get calls from different slums that they haven't eaten anything for the last 3 days or their children have had a single meal for 2 days. We rush to such locations and deliver food to them.

We have had very good support from Delhi Police who has helped us with their on-duty police in distributing food at the right locations where there is the direst need. There are thousands of daily wage workers who need food every single day and they do not have any savings to be able to survive without earning. For people who have the means to cook food at home, we are giving rations so that they can cook in their own homes. For people who do not have any means of cooking, we are distributing packaged fresh meals. For children in slums who cannot survive on a single meal in 24 hours, we are also giving fruit bunches. In total, every day we are distributing 2000 cooked meals, 500 rations, and 1500 fruit bunches every day. So overall we are able to help 4000 people every day.

But there are still thousands more who are struggling to survive and hundreds of hungry children sleeping with an empty stomach. We need your support to help as many daily wage workers as possible so that we all can fight Coronavirus and hunger together.

Please help us so we can help more people by donating in the link below:

https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-mealsofhappiness

Thank You!!



Dear Supporters,

Thank you for all the support. You have been a great support, words can never be enough to describe how grateful I am to each and every one of you.

As far as our progress is concerned, I have been distributing 500 meals every day. And when on 25th March, India entered a lockdown, thousands of laborers, tea stall owners, flower sellers, construction workers were left helpless with no income and no way to feed themselves and their families. My team and I started distributing 2000 meals to the poor from the very first day of lockdown. I get calls from different slums that they haven't eaten anything for the last 3 days or their children have had a single meal for 2 days. We rush to such locations and deliver food to them.

We have had very good support from Delhi Police who has helped us with their on-duty police in distributing food at the right locations where there is the direst need. There are thousands of daily wage workers who need food every single day and they do not have any savings to be able to survive without earning. For people who have the means to cook food at home, we are giving rations so that they can cook in their own homes. For people who do not have any means of cooking, we are distributing packaged fresh meals. For children in slums who cannot survive on a single meal in 24 hours, we are also giving fruit bunches. In total, every day we are distributing 2000 cooked meals, 500 rations, and 1500 fruit bunches every day. So overall we are able to help 4000 people every day.

But there are still thousands more who are struggling to survive and hundreds of hungry children sleeping with an empty stomach. We need your support to help as many daily wage workers as possible so that we all can fight Coronavirus and hunger together.

Please help us so we can help more people by donating in the link below:

https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-mealsofhappiness

Thank You!!
27th March 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thanks for the love and support.








Please continue to support us.

Regards,

Thanks
Anchal Sharma
Dear Supporters,

Thanks for the love and support.








Please continue to support us.

Regards,

Thanks
Anchal Sharma
Rs.46,865 raised

Goal: Rs.40,000

Beneficiary: Meals of Happiness info_outline

Supporters (7)

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Sara donated $10

Love what u are doing, bless u angel! Just want to offer an idea if u aren't already doing it- u guys could set up community gardens so u can grow fruit/ veges that will help with the meals u give out; save some money in your costs longterm, in the long run a well kept garden can provide a lot for many :) Best of luck Anchal, so happy for u that u used your personal hardship to grow and become a powerful stand for the well-being of others, good on u!! xhugsx

Sundar
Sundar donated $100
SG
Shrihari donated Rs.25,000

Aanchal - You are doing amazing work. May god be with you

SV
Swathi donated A$50

Great work!

SH
Sudarshan donated Rs.2,000

Thanks for doing this

M
Mahesh donated Rs.2,000

Wish you all the best for your noble cause