On January 26, 2018, Brookfield Layout residents started an initiative to help the needy. They started with a small contribution towards eliminating the evilest form of crime—hunger.
If we live in a world where fruits that should be on a poor person’s plate are found in a rich person’s shampoo, it’s us who should be taking up the responsibility to step forward and create balance in the world. And so, Brookfield Layout residents, which celebrated its first year anniversary Republic Day this year, established a community fridge in Brookfield, Bangalore.
The group invited people to donate excess food and ensured that it reached the right people on time. With one person dying every 3.6 seconds due to hunger and about a third of all food produced is being wasted worldwide, this is a great way to eliminate hunger and reduce food wastage.
The group of residents is determined to provide the most basic of needs—food and clothing. Appreciating their initiative, WannaThankYou has now proudly joined hands with them and invites individual contributions. It might seem little, but can make a huge difference in someone else’s life.
Whether you are hosting an party or an anniversary dinner, when there is excess food, remember the people for whom just seeing a chunk of that food is itself a party! If you have clothes that are still in good condition, but you’re thinking of discarding, consider taking the right step.
Over the course of one year, Brookfield Layout residents have helped more than 7,000 by donating over 4000 Kgs of food and distributed over 2000 items of clothes and footwear. They have envisioned feeding at least 1 million people in the next five years. Currently, the average daily donors and takers are around 30 per day. We would like to see such community fridges all around the country, and we will be glad to be your Goodness partner.
1. You can’t eliminate hunger all by yourself. But you can make your contribution towards its elimination. Pledging ₹1 per day for 365 days in a year is all it takes to feed a hungry soul. You can donate to the account that has been exclusively set up for the Community Fridge Fundraising Campaign.
2. Show your appreciation for the Community Fridge Initiative. For every appreciation of yours, WTY will donate ₹1 towards the initiative.
3. If you are living in and around Brookfield, you can always make a direct contribution to the Community Fridge in the form of food and clothing.
Find more details here.