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Undercover Operation by a Young Lad and His Team to Feed the Needy
The state of the art kitchen owned by JITO is being used by them for cooking and packaging units, maintaining hygiene standards at the highest level.
A team of young professionals were taken aback by the apathy in the city. Migrant labourers were at the brim of suffering due to the sudden and shocking 21 day lock down announced by the Prime Minister of India. Yes, we all understand the sensitivity of the situation and the reason for the lock down. However, did anyone think how will daily wage/migrant workers survive? How will they feed their little children and family members during this time?
We spoke to a few people en route to their destination near Nelamangala toll gate, it was very disheartening to see them try to wade through a journey of 1000 plus kilometers on foot along with their little ones. Their faces showed signs of frustration, dismay and agony as they carried their meager belongings and started a journey without the guarantee that they will reach their destination safely.
Led by Noel John, a professional working for a leading IT company in Bangalore, this team decided that they will feed approx. 200 needy people in their locality. Little did they know that there are organizations working for the upliftment of the down trodden in today's world as well. Within the next couple of days, they were approached by JITO, a charitable organization in Bangalore. Today, with the staff of JITO and the use of their kitchen, these youngsters are able to support around 15000 people in Bangalore. They are also registered with the Karnataka Disaster Relief Foundation (Phone: 155214). The calls to this helpline number is directed to the team who in turn locate the ones in need and provide food on a daily basis.
In all humility, the team members did not want to disclose their identity as they collectively believe that this act of generosity does not require name and fame. They are wholeheartedly doing this to serve the people and blessings is all they seek.
In their words "We want more and more people to keep their eyes open during this lock down and identify the ones in need. When we started, we didn't expect the magnitude but God truly blesses genuine intention and today we are happy to serve. That was the motive and we are indeed very glad to know it is getting fulfilled. Like any undercover operation, we will also cease this and split as a gang to our daily routines once the lock down is over (he chuckles). But then, this is the foundation of greater things. God has sowed this seed in our heart and mind, and I truly believe He will leave no stone un-turned to finish what He has started."