Feeding the hungry is a noble deed and many social and private organisations across India are ensuring that people don't go without food during the COVID-19 crisis. One such organisation, Roti Bank, run by former Mumbai Police Commissioner D Sivanandan, is making an effort to bridge the gap between hunger and excess food and is feeding daily wage workers. Actress Jacqueline Fernandez visited the non-profit organisation on Thursday, and said that she was "truly humbled and inspired" by the work they do.
Jacqueline Fernandez shared a few photographs where she's seen serving rice, roti, dal and a vegetable to the needy. She also posted photos of herself working at the organisation's kitchen. Take a look:
Mother Teresa once said, "Peace begins when the hungry are fed."
I was truly humbled and inspired to visit Mumbai @rotibankFdn today, which is run by former Mumbai police commissioner Mr. D Sivanandan. Roti Bank has prepared and distributed meals to millions of hungry people pic.twitter.com/jn64M0GDim
— Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) May 6, 2021
In another tweet, she said that the people behind the non-profit were the "perfect example of what #kindnessbrigade aspires to do" and she was honoured to help them.
till date, even during the pandemic.
They are the perfect example of what #kindnessbrigade aspires to do and I am honored to be of help to them during these times.
We only live once! Let's make this life worth it by helping others in need and sharing the #storiesofkindnesspic.twitter.com/Ik5SqI1urc— Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) May 6, 2021
Her effort has been appreciated by many people on Twitter. A user, Shashank Shrivastava, wrote, "Ultimately, the greatest lesson that COVID-19 can teach humanity is that we are all in this together."
Another user, Sajid, urged her to help more people as many of them have lost their jobs and means of livelihood.
Good work Jacqueline god bless you ♥️❤️ please help more & more because now people really need help this is worst situation people have no job no food ...— ❤️ˢᵃʲⁱᵈ???? (@SheikhSaJiD007) May 6, 2021
Apart from Jacqueline Fernandez, actress Sunny Leone has joined hands with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to feed meals to 10,000 migrant workers in Delhi.
Actor Salman Khan is also sending out multiple food packets to the needy as part of his new philanthropic initiative. Through his food trucks, Salman is distributing food every day from 'Bhaijaanz Kitchen' set up in Mumbai's Bandra suburb. A few days ago, actress Shilpa Shetty, too, lend her support to Khaana Chahiye, an initiative to fight hunger.
Coming back to Roti Bank, it aims to eliminate hunger, malnutrition and food wastage. On its website, the NGO says their volunteers pick up excess food from weddings, events, hotels and housing societies and deliver them to thousands of hungry people who live in slums or on the footpath. Roti Bank also states that it has served more than 30 lakh meals so far.