Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Help to End Classroom Hunger

Source: Akshayapatra

When I came to know about the Blog to feed a child activity, I was determined to write as many posts as possible. Words have magic. It can alter your mood, take you to fantasy worlds or give you satisfaction of a venting your feelings when you put them on paper. That my words would help feed a child for an entire academic year was an opportunity I would never want to miss.

Children are the most beautiful creations of God. They are the only human beings capable of giving unconditional love. When you feed a child, he/she becomes your fan instantly. Nothing can give me as much pleasure as the smile on the face of a child whom I had given food.

I was a fussy eater when I was small and many afternoons I would remain hungry because my lunch box did not satisfy my hunger. The food was cold and perhaps tasteless as it was filled into it hours before. Because of this same reason, many of my classmates shared the same hunger pangs that I was going through. A plate of steaming hot and tasty food would have been a dream- come- true for us then. I still remember how classmates drooled upon a tiffin box filled with appetizing food.

Our school was situated in front of an auditorium and by afternoon the smell of feast would waft in and our stomachs would start to growl. My one classmate used to joke that she breathed in the aroma of tasty food while eating her cold tasteless food. Some brave boys would butter the cook of the auditorium who would give kheer or papads to satisfy them.

On the rare occasions when one of us had to attend a function there, there would be many ready to accompany us. On those days classroom hunger would vanish.
If someone would serve my child hot tasty food everyday at school, he won’t create the tantrums that he act out in the mornings. There won’t be growling stomachs or hungry faces in classrooms. The Akshayapatra organization has this as mission. It aims to end classroom hunger.

Blogadda together with the Akshaya Patra organization promises to feed a child per blogpost that the bloggers registered with them submit. I request my fellow bloggers to take up this activity to feed a hungry child with an aim to end classroom hunger.

I am going to #BlogToFeedAChild with Akshaya Patra and BlogAdda.

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