Never miss a chance to do a good deed. We all have been suffering so much during these time due to Covid-19. I am sure every one of you would have done some good work during the lockdown phase. Now here is another chance to do the same. Now You can gift a meal while eating out in Bengaluru restaurants: Here’s how
Starting from October 2, few Bengaluru restaurants have collectively initiated a program where restaurant patron can gift meals to those unemployed in the pandemic.
Facing many difficulties during the lockdown and Covid-19 phase. Restaurants are struggling to bring business back to normal. 35 Bengaluru restaurants have started an initiative to encourage people by providing a free meal to the poor. The Bruhat Bengaluru Hotels Association (BBHA) will try to encourage its patrons to buy coupons for meals and beverages for poor people who are homeless and economically disadvantaged people, most importantly those left without an income during the pandemic. They are trying to replicated in more than 300 member restaurants in Bengaluru.
PC Rao, president of the BBHA, said, “This concept is already there in the West. Now with many people losing their jobs or getting their pay cuts, we thought we should also start this initiative where some people, including students, can be helped. Rotary South Bengaluru will be partnering with us in this initiative. There will be two types of coupons for now—one for tea or coffee and one for lunch.”
He added, “Different restaurants will have differently-priced lunch boxes but for this first phase most of them will be under Rs 100. People can buy these tokens and give it to people themselves or they can drop it in a designated box from where people who need to avail the service can ask for the coupons. All the restaurants who are part of this programme will have boards outside and inside their premises so all can know about this.”
The restaurants which are a part in the initiative are Kamat Hotel, Nandhana Palace, Halli Mane, Paathshala, Nisarga Hotel, Vidyaarthi Bhavan and Udupi Krishna Bhavan among others. If you stay nearby, please go and give a Gift a meal to someone needy.
The BBHA said that “They will run this programme for two months and decide on whether to continue based on its success and people’s feedback”.
Hope this program becomes a success and no one in India sleeps without food. What are your thoughts on this? Do let us know in comments section below.