Hyderabad: In the early hours of Thursday, at about 3 am, about 150-200 people are going to come together to accomplish a mammoth task – cooking and feeding 21,000 people over a span of two days. A Hyderabad-based e-learning solutions company CommLab India’s employees are all set to cook and distribute 21,000 packets of Hyderabadi biryani and double ka meetha to the underprivileged.
These employees will be cooking 5,000 to 6,000 kg of chicken, 4,200 kg of rice and will make 23 cycles of biryani with each cycle catering to 900 people. The whole event will be spread across December 2 and 3 and will involve 24 hours of non-stop cooking with 20 stoves being set up at the Banjara Function Hall in Masab Tank.
“Since our inception in 2000, we made it a point to dedicate one day to serve well-nourished food to the needy. We started with serving food packets to 25 people in our first year of operations and slowly this increased to 500 to 1,000 to 2,000 and last year we cooked and served food to 7,500 underprivileged people in the city. This year, we will be completing 21 years of operations and to commermorate this achievement we planned to cook and distribute food to 21,000 people,” Dr Ayesha Habeeb Omer, COO and co-founder, CommLab India LLP told Telangana Today.
The company has identified 3,000 orphanages in the twin cities and then on roadside, it will provide it to about 3,500 people, through Madarasas, it will feed 1,500 people, then through food distribution in slums it plans to offer food to 10,500 people. The team has been planning for this event since November 19 and has made four teams for cleaning, cooking, packing and distribution.
“On the first day i.e on December 2, we plan to distribute to 11,000 people and on the second day, we plan to provide food to 10,000 people. We have sought the assistance of a few NGOs and orphanages to help us with the distribution process,” says Ayesha who runs the company along with Dr RK Prasad.
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