Heena and Harsh Mandavia’s tiffin delivery service has provided over 15,000 free meals and 40,000 Rotis to those who need it most during this Covid pandemic.
The outbreak of the pandemic left many individuals homeless and jobless. Witnessing the misery of fellow citizens, mother and son duo, Meena and Harsh Mandavia, resorted to random acts of kindness and started a tiffin delivery service named ‘Harsh Meals and Parathas’
‘Harsh Meals and Parathas’ provides free food to those who need it the most.
Meena started her catering business for homecooked meals following the unexpected death of her husband in 1998. By 2015, Harsh joined her to deliver delicious homemade food to the people of Kandivali in Mumbai.
During the initial days of the pandemic, one of their regular customers came in and asked if they could cook food for 100 needy people residing in front of a gurdwara.
The duo immediately agreed and Harsh even posted about the customer’s kind act on his social media handle. Since then, people all over the world has started donating money to continue this service.
“We just want to make sure we are doing justice to every penny that’s being donated by people,”
The duo have served more than 15,000 meals and 40,000 rotis to hungry and needy people in the outskirts of Mumbai. They have now extend their service to old age homes and orphanages as well.
We don’t see things normalising anytime soon for the unemployed and the underprivileged, so with the donations coming in, we wish to keep the cause going on for as long as possible.
And commercially, like my mum, creating an impact is all that drives me. This keeps us going even with our own health being put on risk while feeding hundreds. Overall, it’s the power of pain, people’s trust and the power of social media that helped us conduct this food donation drive for 100 days without a halt.
“To make a difference in the lives of others, through something which can be as small as a 250 square feet delivery kitchen has been our mission.”Harsh Mandavia