Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna has offered his help to poor Indians facing hunger for more than three months. Khanna has served 20 million meals through his campaign called ‘Feed India.’ The campaign provides ready-made meals and dry rations to people in at least 125 Indian cities, as Al Jazeera detailed:
For more than three months, Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna has helped serve 20 million meals to poor Indians facing hunger, from thousands of miles away in the United States.
The Indian-born Khanna, who moved to the US in 2000, started the 'Feed India' campaign in April, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a strict coronavirus lockdown, which forced millions out of work, many of them facing hunger.
"It all began after a spam email with the picture of an old-age home," Khanna says, "where people were left to fend for themselves with little food". The moment "crushed him" and made him realise that India was about to embark on a major hunger crisis.
The campaign has distributed food at leprosy centres, on railway tracks, elderly care homes, highways and orphanages, to name a few.
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