While many of us are using this lockdown as a means to bond with our families and learn new skills, migrant workers and the underprivileged are suffering due to the lack of resources to sustain themselves. Good Samaritans from all walks of life have joined hands to help them during this pandemic. Vadodara cops have now transformed a police station into a community kitchen to prepare 600 meals daily to feed the needy.
Vadodara Cops Prepare Meals For Needy After Duty Hours
Police officers from Vadodara, Gujarat have taken up the task to feed the underprivileged people during the coronavirus lockdown. They have done this by reportedly turning their police station’s kitchen into a community kitchen. According to TOI, this initiative came into existence when a man who unfortunately lost his daughter to cancer, donated groceries to the police department to help out the needy. The police officers who knew about the dire conditions of hungry people out on the streets decided to use the groceries to prepare meals for them. DCP Saroj Kumari gathered a team of eight police officials, who work in the police kitchen after completing their duty hours.
Senior police officials were initially funding groceries by donating money to the kitchen. The cops who cooked the meals weren’t sure how long they could sustain this initiative. But fortunately, once people became aware of this noble initiative they started donating either money or groceries to the kitchen. DCP Saroj Kumari stated to TOI “Some citizens of Sanskarinagri donated either groceries or money to the police instead of celebrating their birthday parties or anniversaries.”
People Donate Generously To Help This Initiative
The police officers at this police station in Vadodara manage to prepare food for around 600 people daily. They package meals and then venture out to deliver it to those in need. The lady cops cook food, pack it and visit different areas to distribute it to the underprivileged who are suffering during this lockdown. DCP Saroj Kumari stated “We never thought that people would donate so graciously for our initiative. We will continue feeding the poor till the lockdown is in effect. Heartwarming stories like these definitely give us hope that humanity will continue to prevail during this lockdown. Here are 12 Heartwarming Stories From Around The Globe That Will Bring A Smile On Your Face