If you’re a Hyderabadi, be proud about the story that you’re going to listen, because its really heart warming. To help someone in need is arguably the best thing a person can do and this is exactly what Food Bank founder Mohammad Aziz has been doing.
On the eve of the very special “World Hunger Day”, Food Bank-Hyderabad(FBH) initiated a mega food drive in the city of Hyderabad, where they provided free food for over 9000 under privileged. The FBH team wanted to tell Hyderabad’s hungry people that there were people who cared.
Around 130 volunteers scattered around 15 areas provided free food for over 9000 people and set an example for everyone to follow. This lasted one entire day and many government hospitals, public places and old age homes were covered as a part of this scheme.
The event was flagged off by Mr Ravindra, Inspector of Police, PS Narayanguda. The food was distributed across Hyderabad – from government hospitals to public places, the homeless and the destitute were given food packets.
You’d be surprised to know that countries like Iraq, Syria, Iran and Nigeria actually do a lot better when it compares to feeding their population than India. This was one of the main reasons behind the inception of FBH and in an interview with The Logical Indian, the founder of FBH Mohammad Aziz said that the joy of sharing is addictive and everyone should experience it.
“Our effort was to make Hyderabad a hunger-free city at least for a day – on World Hunger Day. We face many obstacles on our journey as a nation to make India hunger-free. However, it is still possible to make a hunger-free India a reality … We are just 1% done. Together, we can eliminate hunger. I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot: Together, we can do great things.” he said.