Once a Rising Star, Chef Now Feeds the Hungry of India

Once a Rising Star, Chef Now Feeds the Hungry of India

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homeless-fed-by-chef-india.jpgNarayanan Krishnan was a bright, young, award-winning chef with a five-star hotel group, short-listed for an elite job in Switzerland. But a quick family visit home before heading to Europe changed everything.

Krishnan visited a temple in the south Indian city of Madurai. “I saw a very old man eating his own human waste for food,” Krishnan said. “It really hurt me so much. I was literally shocked for a second. After that, I started feeding that man and decided this is what I should do the rest of my lifetime.”

Now 29, he has served more than 1.2 million meals over the last 2 years — breakfast, lunch and dinner every day — to India’s homeless and destitute, mostly elderly people abandoned by their families and often abused.

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COMMENTS

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  3. Great idea!

    They do take foreign currencies. You can transfer money electronically, I believe, right from your bank. Or, join the online tool, money to india, to send money… Here is what their website says:

    For Sending Foreign Currencies to Akshaya?s Helping in H.E.L.P. Trust

    Swift Transfers to the above accounts can be made through:
    money2india.com

    Kindly advise details of donations, name, address when donations are made to help us follow up and sending the receipt.”

    I found this link:
    http://www.icicibank.com/pfsuser/icicibank/ibank-nri/nrinewversion/money_transfer/money_transfer_usa.html