Roti Bank: where leftovers satiate hunger of the poor

by Press Trust of India, Mumbai

Photo: Roti Bank mainly collects leftover food staples like rotis, rice, vegetables and dal to be distributed within 60 to 90 minutes. (Image courtesy Roti Bank’s Facebook)

In India, a country where millions of people go hungry every day, a retired IPS officer has come up with an initiative to feed the needy. The initiative, called ‘Roti Bank’, collects leftovers from restaurants, clubs and parties in Mumbai, stores it in vans and distributes it to the poor before the food gets stale.