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Sanjha Chulha: This Famous Eatery from Kolkata Feeds the Underprivileged with their Food ATM

The restaurant generously donated meal packages to underprivileged children

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  • Sanjha Chulha is a famous restaurant in Kolkata
  • The eatery has brought Food ATM to feed the city’s underprivileged 
  • An open refrigerator has been installed outside their restaurant and anyone with leftover food can donate it there

Kolkata, August 20, 2017: Thanks to Kolkata’s famous eatery called Sanjha Chulha, the city has got its very first food ATM to feed the underprivileged and hungry.

Outside their restaurant, Sanjha Chulha has installed a refrigerator. This is an open refrigerator that can be used by anyone who wants to help the starved by donating leftover food. The refrigerator was inaugurated on 15th August 2017. Additional to this kind gesture, the restaurant generously donated meal packages to underprivileged children.

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The ‘Right to food’ is a basic human right, yet it is a leading global menace. The third-world nations have the world’s hungriest people who don’t have regular access to a full meal.

The Government makes sure that food, a basic necessity of life, is provided to its people. India, also, is doing everything in its capacity to sincerely do so.

Sanjha Chulha’s open refrigerator comes as a result of a broader initiative called ‘Hunger Free Kolkata’. To track the storage levels of the refrigerator, a camera has been installed as well.

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