| Rs 40 Lakh Worth Of Food Saved & Distributed To The Homeless, Thanks To Dabbawalas Of Mumbai!
It's 2018 and for most people eating a meal out of a 'Dabba' may seem too antiquated, but for millions who live in Mumbai, Dabbawalas are synonymous with home. Lighthouse People who leave home in quest of a better future, those who forget their tiffins, those who stay alone and many others who just can't bring their own meals, Dabbawalas have been a constant support with home-like food, every day, around the year. But this isn't the only thing they are famous for. Their magnanimous yet so well-articulated system has been serving as a case study in many top B-schools, yet, there is so much more to them. In December 2015, the Mumbai Dabbawala Association (MDA) came up with a plan to feed the destitute, needy and homeless people of the city. indiatoday This initiative gave birth to the 'Roti Bank' - an association collects leftover food from functions and distributes it among the poor. Since its advent, their waste management drive has saved Rs 40 lakh worth of food from getting wasted. "From the eyes of dabbawalas, Mumbai as a city has two different sides. On one hand are the well-to-do families which generate humongous food waste and on the other hand is the downtrodden society that cannot even afford one meal in a day. Being one of the largest food delivery services in India, we thought it was our duty to bridge the gap between two and thus was born Roti Bank" said Subhash Talekar, the man behind the initiative, reports NDTV. 24safa The MDA team has collaborated with many caterers, wedding planners and food joints across Mumbai. They also accept donations from individuals, communities or anyone who wants to help feed people. They then travel to different locations, collect food, check its hygienic standards and then distribute it within the next 3-4 hours. On an average, they serve 300-400 people on a daily basis. They go to hospitals, railway stations, slums, religious institutes and everywhere else that catches their eye. They engage themselves in drives, initiatives, events and encourage people to donate more and waste less food. In the same vein, they have also kickstarted a 'Clothing Bank', collecting discarded clothes for the same purpose. It's quite amazing the kind of ambition the MDA team has taken for the welfare of people. It is heartwarming to see what we as humans can do for our fellow beings if we have the right intent. Thanks to these guys lesser people sleep on an empty stomach and if join hands, maybe, one day, no one will go hungry. We salute the spirit and deeds of the dabbawalas! You guys are awesome. | -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Thatha_Patty" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to thatha_patty+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.