February 3, 2018
Shruti Anand (977 articles)

Govt Officials From Chennai Donate A Part Of Their Pay To Make Food Available For The Needy

According to a report by The Better India, government officials from Chennai have taken an added effort to make food available for those in need of it. This they have accomplished by donating a part of their salary to buy two vehicles that is being used to collect excess food to be distributed amongst the needy.

The Generous Officials

The vehicles bought from a part of the pay of P Amudha, the Tamil Nadu Food Safety Commissioner along with other officials were donated to No Food Waste which is an NGO based in Coimbatore and has now expanded to Chennai as well. The organisation was started by three youths who collect excess food and have a hotline to get in touch with wedding, banquet and school organisers for the same. The excess food is then given away to slums, government hospital and the homeless.

Recently, the dabbawalas, through their service, the Roti Bank have saved almost 40 lakh worth of food in one year.

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Shruti Anand

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