Bengaluru: No doubt the pandemic has terrible effects on the world, but the pandemic has also brought out the helping side of many individuals. 

These individuals/institutions have walked the extra mile just to ensure their fellow beings do not starve.

1.    Vikas Khanna 

An award-wining chef living in New York, he has contributed immensely to the cause of starving people. His “Feed India” campaign has fed around 50 million people Indians during the pandemic. 

2.    Khalsa Aid 

A charity-based organisation, the Khalsa Aid has set up makeshift kitchens across Punjab. The organisation distributed 15,000 meals to protesting farmers against the farm bills.
3.    Harsh and Heena Mandavia

The mother and son duo run a Thali and Paratha kitchen in Kandivali, Mumbai. Till now, they have distributed 13,500 meals for 157 days. What started with a mere Rs 100, eventually grew into a gigantic charity venture. It garnered Rs 8 lakh as donations. Now as they pour in, they continue to feed more people. 

4.    Gurudwaras 

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee organised a “langar on wheels” to help feed many migrants retuning to the state. 

5.    Rani 

Here is one from Tamil Nadu. A 70-year-old lady Rani runs an idli shop near Agni Theertham in Rameswaram. She serves free food to poor people. From others, she charges a minimal amount in order to sustain her business. 

6.    Cyclist Philem 

A cyclist who goes by the name Philem is a part of a campaign by the Paralympic Committee of India. He and his friends served homeless people in Manipur's Imphal. They spent more than Rs 3 lakh for feeding the poor. While some of the money comes from small donations, the majority is raised by the activists themselves selling their campaign t-shirts.  

The stories of these altruistic people have been taken from India Times.