What charity means to most of us? To give the food leftover from the night before to the poor and hungry? People enjoy a delicious meal at a lavish restaurant or at their homes, but when it comes to feeding the poor, leftover food is all they usually have. But one restaurant has taken up this noble initiative, Delhi-based ‘Rasoi on Wheels’ is giving freshly-cooked meals to the poor and needy, and not just leftovers. The ‘restaurant’ is a converted old Maruti Van which delivers food to the hungry. The restaurant operates from a 800-square-foot kitchen where it prepares and packs the food. Though its a charity based company, Scoop Whoop reports that it bears the cost itself most of the time. At times, the food is also sponsored by donors and other benefactors.The meal packet contains fresh food like roti and chhole, kadhi-chawal, rajma-chawal, vegetable chowmien, etc.
Rasoi on Wheels was able to distribute 11,000 meals in its first month itself. The initiative turned out to be a whopping success as the figure reached to 30,000 meals a month soon. Through the initiative, thousands of kids of construction workers, kids in slum schools, truck drivers are being fed everyday. The restaurant even organises langars for the homeless on Sundays. The initiative is taken up Atul Kapur, one of the five business partners who run QBA restaurant in Connaught Place. The restaurant is open to donations, anyone who wishes to donate, can contact the restaurant.