We are all facing hard times, but things are worse for the needy like daily wagers who are not able to even afford their meals. Independent Schools Association (ISA), comprising schools from across the tricity have got together and introduced community kitchens at different locations, which are today feeding hundreds of underprivileged.
Independent Schools Association, Chandigarh started its community kitchen on April 3 at a member School, New Public School, Sector 18, Chandigarh, in association with the Chandigarh Administration.
RD Singh, General Secretary, Independent Schools Association, while sharing the information says, “Since then we have been cooking food to serve 2000 needy people during these difficult times. The cooked food is distributed by the Chandigarh Administration. We have given commitment to the Administration to make food available till May 3 and are willing to continue beyond that too. ISA has also started a kitchen at Learning Path School, Sector 67, Mohali. At both the kitchens we are cooking meals for over 3000 persons.”
The ISA has a membership of 78 Schools. New Public School has a fully automated kitchen which normally prepares food for 150 students and 50 employees. “As lockdown was announced and our manpower could not go back home we thought of utilising their services”, Singh added.
Mr. Gurpal Singh Bhatti, another member of ISA said, “In these difficult times it is heartening to see so many NGOs also having come together for the good cause. It is our endeavour to bring a smile on their faces and we hope we will manage to do so.”