Feeding someone is an act of generosity and there are some #hungerheroes who are actually doing their best. At Delhi and Mumbai airports, a wide range of food items is stacked in glass chillers every day. Somedays, there is a shortage of eatable items due to morning grub takers. While on another day, there is an excess of food because of the advance cancellation of flights and the absence of passengers.
To turn this extra food into the meal of thousands of children, Travel Food Services along NGO Feeding India has taken a major step. Since the past few months, a food truck pulls into Delhi and Mumbai airports every day to collect the unsold food. After that, they donate it to hunger centres. Just like a hero, they are fulfilling the hunger which is one of the biggest problems of India right now.
Travel Food Services runs around 70 restaurants, lounges and eatery outlets at Mumbai and Delhi airports. They began this initiative last year in Mumbai and this year in Delhi.
Gaurav Dewan, COO and business head, TFS said, “We plan to expand the tie-up with Feeding India to airports in Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, and Goa this year.”
A Meal to Empty Belly By #HungerHeroes
Affording a good meal is still a distant dream for many. Thus, such initiatives not only extend the help to the need but also reaffirm our faith in humanity. The company donates around 2,000 to 3,000 meal per month to needy and starving ones.
If you’re thinking about the quality of food, then there is no need to worry. The food is first tested to ensure that it is unused and fresh. After that, they collect it from airports and sent them to the children. NGO puts together a well-balanced meal with vegetable, rice, roti, beverage, and desserts.
At every airport, they cater to various flight times, traffic peaks and off-peaks. As we all know there is no specific pattern of flight delays and cancellations, airports end up with extra meals every day.
In western countries, it’s a basic norm for airports and airlines to donate excess food. In India, there is nothing like this due to lack of awareness. If we really want to combat the ongoing food crisis in India, these initiatives are much needed.