India has an abundance of food supply and food-stock and still, the sad news is that many people go to sleep with an empty or half-filled stomach. India, sadly, ranks 94 out of the 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index report.
But thankfully, there are people out there who have pledged to help the poor get affordable food and a few among them own Delhi’s Shyam Rasoi.
At Delhi’s Nangloi’s Shyam Rasoi in Bhooto Wali Gali, anyone with just ₹1 can enjoy a complete meal between 11 in the morning to 1 in the afternoon. And the good thing is that people from every nook and corner from every kind of lifestyle drop by at the place to enjoy the food.
“Daily we feed 1,000 to 1,100 people here and also provide parcel in nearby areas such as Inderlok, Sai Mandir, via three e-rickshaws. Altogether around 2,000 Delhiites eat here from Shyam ki Rasoi,” 51-year-old Parvin Kumar Goyal told ANI.
The providers explain that they get donations from people that they have been making use of to provide food to over 2,000 people daily for the past 32 months now.
“We get donations from people. Yesterday an old lady came and offered us ration, another day somebody gave us wheat, and thus we are running it for the last two months. People do help us via digital payment mode also. We have the capacity to run for seven more days. Also, I request all to help us with ration and continue this service,” said Kumar.
Kumar has employed as many as six people to help him with cooking work and pays them 300-400 rs depending on the sale. Earlier, the price of the thali was fixed at Rs 10, but now it has been reduced to ₹1 to attract more customers.
The area were they make and sell the food belongs to a businessman called Ranjeet Singh who happily gave Kumar the space for the kind cause.
Kumar added that he doesn’t;t take cash from anybody. We are “open for donation and even through digital payment mode but we won’t take cash. Many people from this area come here to eat regularly and we are happy” he added.
Besides enjoying the food, make sure you inform the needy about places like these so they too can enjoy the food and lead a healthy life.