Disabled employees of Mitti Cafe are serving free meals to the homeless. Donate now to support them

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Mitti Karuna Meals are compassionately cooked and served by a team of wonderful adults with physical, intellectual and psychiatric disabilities to feed the homeless and needy. Born out of fellow feelings for those in need during the pandemic, Karuna Meals are made with love by Mitti Cafe employees, despite the challenges of their own they battle with everyday. 

Many from the team that is currently spearheading this initiative were in the recent past rehabilitated from the streets, trained and are now living and working with Mitti Café. These wonderful souls are today helping the homeless and more vulnerable in the process showing all of us that an opportunity is all that it takes to convert disabilities into abilities.

Mitti Café, founded in 2017 by 27-year-old Alina Alam, employs people with disabilities. The Covid relief idea came from Bengaluru staffer Raju, with an orthopaedic disability—the café’s focus being food, they could collectively contribute to those in need, was his contention. And so, with a team of 23 staff members, the Mitti Karuna campaign was launched in March, post the lockdown. What began with 1,000 cooked meals, has now served a million meals. 

Each day, the relief work in Bengaluru and Kolkata starts at the café’s commercial kitchens. In Bengaluru, for instance, 30-something Gauri Shinde, who is blind and grew up in a shelter, is at the helm of affairs, cutting, chopping and assisting the cooks. She believes that love and compassion are what the country needs now. “It’s not just us, the whole nation needs to stand together,” she says.

Help the star employees of Mitti Cafe serve many more meals every day.

Your contribution not only helps people in need with an essential meal a day but it also salutes the inspiring and undying spirit of the employees of Mitti cafe. Donate now. 

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