Updated: Oct 22, 2019
Ramadan is considered the holiest month of the year across countries which involves fasting as a means of gratitude to life, and compassion for the less fortunate. Globally, Eid is celebrated by millions as the end of hunger, traditionally when the fast is broken by having Biryani together with our friends and families. The festival is all about sharing joy with others through food, and giving gifts to others. Every child is excited about the food, and the gifts from relatives. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t get to enjoy the festivities as they can’t even afford two meals a day.
In India itself, about 5,00,000 kids go to bed hungry every night. To tackle this problem, Feeding India decided this year, that we’ll celebrate Eid by sharing the joy of food with the children across shelter homes by serving them Biryani.
We partnered with India Gate Basmati Rice, the country's largest millers and exporters of rice to tackle the problem of food wastage and hunger in the country. We launched a video on social media platforms and on every share of the video, India Gate donated freshly prepared Biryani, distributed by Feeding India volunteers to the SPYM shelter home around Nizamuddin Dargah in Delhi.
We managed to get 93,512 shares on the video. Food donation aimed at sharing the joy of Ramadan with people who are fasting out of helplessness and sleeping through nights hunger.