Not all heroes wear capes, some wear aprons too!
Michelin star restaurant owner, Chef Vikas Khanna is currently in stuck in New York due to lockdown restrictions. Despite that, he managed to put together a massive feast in Mumbai last Friday (May 22), which fed over 2 lakh needy people on the occasion of Eid.
— Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) May 22, 2020
Chef Vikas Khanna Holds World’s Largest Eid Feast In Mumbai
As per reports, Chef Vikas said, “Eid is a symbol of gratitude and unity.” And that is exactly what he did on the selfless and beautiful occasion of Eid-al-Fitr. Sitting in New York, Chef Vikas organized the World’s Largest Eid Feast in Mumbai, where his team distributed 100,000+ kgs of dry rations, fresh and dry fruits, spices, sugar, seviyan, kitchen utensils, oils, chais, coffee, and juices to the needy.
For his selfless act, the chef received tremendous support from individuals and companies. Many agreed to provide raw materials and other essential items for the meals. The food was blessed at the Haji Ali Dargah and was given out in the areas of Mohammad Ali Road, Dharavi and Mahim Dargah, with the help of nearly 200 volunteers and personnel of the National Disaster Relief Force.
Update May 23
As Sun rises over India, here is what our chefs/teams doing
1.Regular ration deliveries OldAge homes-Orphanages & Leprosy Centres
2.FuelStation 2 FoodStations on highways in operation
3.Cooked meals-Mumbai & NCR
4.Working on West Bengal ration deliveries#FeedIndia pic.twitter.com/b9VwVi2MPZ
— Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) May 23, 2020
Chef Has Been Distributing Dry Ration Meals Across India
Well, Khanna’s acts of solidarity don’t stop here. The 48-year-old chef, author and filmmaker has been working day-in and day-out to ensure that all those affected by the COVID-19 crisis, especially the migrants, are being taken care of.
With the help of local organisations and volunteers, he has managed to distribute more than 6 million dry ration meals, including rice, lentils and wheat flour, across 80 cities in India in less than a month. Not only that, he has also distributed dry ration to orphanages, old age homes and leprosy centres in India. Apart from that, he has also delivered more than half a million sanitary napkins in 8 cities.
Fuel Stations to Food Stations
We are now running
Today as Sun rises over India, we are adding more…
Total = 31
I’m proud and humbled to serve so many citizens everyday. #FeedIndia
Thank you @NikhilZanvar for your leadership. pic.twitter.com/biIi1ZIRov
— Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) May 24, 2020
He has also started another lovely initiative called “Fuel Stations to Food Stations”, a concept where gas stations serve food to people for free on highways across India. This has been especially started to feed migrant workers who are trekking across states to make their way home. While currently operational in only Maharashtra and UP, Khanna is working towards expanding it in more states.
Not many know that Chef Vikas Khanna found his calling for cooking in the majestic kitchens of the Golden Temple in Amritsar. No wonder, the man has managed to pull this great feat all the way from New York! Kudos to you, Vikas! This is absolutely brilliant!