Believing in sharing, #nofilter café cum bar in SDA Market, in collaboration with NGO Responsenet Development Services and Sampoorna organized a fundraising day for the kids who live below poverty line. During this event, they’ve provided a lifetime opportunity for the kids who can’t even have a single full meal in a day by feeding some delicacy crafted out by the expert chefs at the café today, which is otherwise only accessible to people who can afford.
A total of 21 underprivileged children from Kishangarh area were invited for nutritious lunch at the café that brought smiles on their faces. The menu was created keeping the taste buds of kids in mind. It included burgers, fries, pizzas, sandwiches and a few soft drinks.
During the event few artists showcased their live art that was sold out and the money collected was donated to the food bank. One painting made by the kids was purchased by #nofilter café for Rs 21,000 and the amount was donated to food bank directly. Also, the staff of #nofilter café contributed their bit and gave the amount to NGO.
Sharing about this noble thought Lakshay Mehra, one of the owners of café told, “You will be surprised to know that many in this world don’t have access to one square meal in a day. And this number increases many folds when it comes to kids. Another surprising fact is that a wholesome meal for an individual costs just Rs 21/-. So, it doesn’t really cost much if each one of us wants to help feed a child. NGO ResponsenetDevelopment Services has been working towards this cause and has come out with Delhi Gurgaon Restaurant and Bar Annual Fundraiser Campaign 2006. So, when its team reached us for the support to this noble initiative, we (other co-owners namely Ishan Kapoor, Kartik Tiwari and Rahul Arora) didn’t give it a second thought and agreed to participate in this wonderful opportunity to help and feed the food insecure population of Delhi and NCR.”
Out of the 21 kids, two girls Bhawna and Laxmi who wishes to become math teachers said, “We loved this lunch. We will surely remember this day throughout our lives. We want to become math teachers as we believe we are quite intelligent in it. We loved sandwiches and pizzas here in lunch.” These all kids study in different classes and live together in one of the feeding sites of NGO.
This day event was followed by a gala dinner night where some proceeds of the collection from the customers were collected and deposited directly to the feeding programs of Delhi NCR food bank executed by Responsenet. Delhi NCR food bank conducts feeding programs for several unprivileged kids across Delhi-NCR.
Angela Nar from NGO Responsenet Development Services said, “The Delhi NCR FoodBank is a non-profit program implemented by Responsenet Development Services. The Delhi NCR Food Bank brings together stakeholders from the private, public, educational and NGO sectors to support daily one nutritional meal sustained feeding to 7000 – 10000 vulnerable population in Delhi NCR so that food reaches those that need it the most. It acts as a hub to aggregate food donated from corporations, schools and individuals and delivers directly to those that need it the most.”