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Covid: Food for homeless and Kalighat kids

The group provides meals to almost 300 people every day, including 20 children of sex workers from the area
A team member hands a food packet to a woman
A team member hands a food packet to a woman
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Jhinuk Mazumdar   |   Calcutta   |   Published 31.05.21, 02:26 AM

Friends have joined hands to provide one meal a day to the homeless and children of sex workers.

The group provides meals to almost 300 people every day, including 20 children of sex workers from the Kalighat area.

“Last year, each of us had done something in our individual capacity. But this year we thought that if we come together we will be able to give more to the people,” said businessman Ankur Das, a team member.

Das and his friends had in March started a group on social media that would network and arrange for oxygen support, hospital beds and medicines for people in distress.

It was from there that they thought of providing food to people affected by the stricter Covid norms that have been in force in Bengal since May 16.

The team wants to continue the work even after the curbs are lifted.

Das said what started as an initiative of school and neighbourhood friends has now got the attention of several organisations, which want to contribute.

The meals are being cooked by a few people who used to work at an eatery in the Lake Market area that is now shut because of the Covid curbs.



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