A city school has revived a food distribution drive for underprivileged children in the neighbourhood.
The drive had been stalled when schools were closed for over two years.
Students and teachers of Mahadevi Birla World Academy volunteer to bring dry food items, which the students hand over to the neighbourhood children.
The project, called ATF (All time Food), will make the privileged group of students grateful, said a teacher.
Many of them do not value food or even waste what is given to them, she said.
Students bring dry items like puffed rice, biscuits, gur and cereals that are healthy and easy to carry.
“After the last two years, we see that parents are forthcoming with their contributions. After giving to the neighbourhood children, we had a surplus so, we handed it over to an organisation that works in food distribution,” said Anjana Saha, principal of the school.
“Many of our children take things for granted... But they are now seeing that children their age are queuing up for very basic food,” said Saha.
One section — junior, middle and senior — does the drive for a week each in a month and in the fourth week, the contribution is by teachers.
“Many of us... have no idea how children on the streets or in shanties live. They do not have enough to eat... I think such a drive has made me more aware,” said Ananya Hoda of Class XII.