Hospital Feeding Programme ensures daily meals for the underprivileged

Shilpa Mishra has been in and out of Cama Hospital for her son’s kidney stone treatment. She is the sole breadwinner and works as a maid with a monthly income of ₹9,000. In Shilpa’s words, this is what she has to say,

“My son is admitted here for kidney stone treatment. It will cost approximately ₹15,000. This is way beyond what I can afford, but for the time being I have borrowed money from friends and relatives. Apart from treatment cost, I have to spend money on travelling from Mankhud to hospital, every day. Doctor has advised me not to travel in train, so I have to take a bus or autorickshaw which turns out to be very expensive. Neither can I afford buying food from a restaurant or canteen, nor can I go back home for lunch, so I skip my meals and that eventually made me weak.

One day, I got to know about free meal service in the hospital. Without a second thought I reached the food distribution place during lunchtime. Since then, I have been having fresh, hot meals that gives me the energy to sustain for the whole day and also saves me from falling sick. Until I got to know about Akshaya Chaitanya’s free meal service, I used to have just one meal in a day, i.e., dinner.”

Challenging life situations faced by thousands of marginalised people like Shilpa compel them to choose hunger to save money for treatment. It is for people like them that we strive each day to provide freshly prepared, nutritious meals, free of cost through our Hospital Feeding Programme. Join our endeavour by contributing generously so that together we can benefit more people across government hospitals in Mumbai.

Note: All contributions above ₹500 are eligible for tax exemption under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act.