Lending a helping hand to the homeless and those in need, a major city club and a premium ethnic restaurant have joined hands to distribute food to 500 people every day during the period of restrictions imposed due to the pandemic.
Advertising Club Calcutta, in association with 6, Ballygunge Place, has pledged to support the daily wage earners and homeless people suffering amidst these unprecedented times.
“Our aim is to provide food to every hungry person of the deprived class. This is a godsend opportunity to feed the needy and the homeless,” said Swaminathan Ramani, director of 6, Ballygunge Place.
The initiative, Annadanam, that began from May 19, will continue for two weeks in the first phase. “In these troubled times, all of us have to come forward and help out the people who are affected,” said Kanchan Datta, president, Advertising Club Calcutta.
The two organizations have also resorted to crowdfunding to continue with the initiative. “The initiative was initiated for two weeks. The plans are afoot to continue with it for a longer period in the days to come. When the donations flow in, the initiative will be strengthened and will continue to run,” said one of the officials.
Source: Times of India