Mother-Son Duo Turn Delivery Kitchen Into 'Feed The Needy' Service During Pandemic

July 14, 2020

A mother and son duo who run a delivery kitchen in Kandivali are now feeding thousands of underprivileged people.

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Harsh and Heena Mandavia / Times Of India

Before COVID-19, Harsh and his mother Heena ran a delivery service that served homemade food.

"Now, on a daily basis, we are feeding 200-250 underprivileged people during lunch and dinner hours," Harsh told The Times of India.

"A few months ago one of our regular customers Abhinav Chaudhary wished to donate money for feeding 100 people, but he asked me to find the needy people and feed them since he didn’t want to risk going out due to coronavirus risk. So after doing some research, I found a place outside a Gurudwara where we did the first round of feeding 100 poor people with a full meal consisting of roti, sabzi, dal and rice," said Harsh.

After Harsh posted an appreciation post on social media, donations poured in.

"It all began when I put up an appreciation post on my social media regarding the first food donation activity. And after that people started donating money online from all over India. In the first two days, we received Rs.11000 and then we started feeding the needy on a daily basis. I kept posting pictures and videos of the food donation drive every week and donations kept pouring in. In 49 days, we reached Rs 3.2 lakhs from five countries."

To date they have served over 5,000 homemade meals to the needy.

Harsh says they plan to continue serving free meals until the end of July.

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