In Kochi, no one will go hungry
While politicians in India have been promising roti, kapda and makaan (food, clothing and shelter) to all for seven decades, a charitable trust in Kerala’s commercial capital, Kochi has decided to ensure that at least the first of the three is realised in the city.
The trust, named For Annam (rice) Charity Ease (FACE), launched its programme called Akshayapathram in Kochi this week, offering free food to anyone at any time of the day.
The free food service operates out of a rented house at Ayyappankavu. Those in need of food can go up to the house, ring a bell and be served food for free.
“Our objective is simple: No one should go without food in this city. Our centre is open all through the night, too, so that those who approach us can always be assured there will be some food”, FACE auditor T. Vinay Kumar told Gulf News.