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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez Distributes Meals To The Needy In Mumbai Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Together with an NGO called the Roti Bank Foundation, actor Jacqueline Fernandez will be providing one lakh meals this month to those who are distressed during the COVID-19 pandemic

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez Distributes Meals To The Needy In Mumbai Amid COVID-19 Crisis
  • Ms. Fernandez prepared meals and distributed it to the needy
  • I am honored to be of help to Roti Bank Foundation: Ms. Fernandez
  • Her NGO 'YOLO' has partnered with other NGOs to provide help amid pandemic

New Delhi: Actor Jacqueline Fernandez has started an initiative to distribute free meals to the needy in Mumbai. Ms. Fernandez had recently launched an NGO called You Only Live Once (YOLO) foundation where she has tied up with several NGOs that cater to the different needs and issues facing people during the pandemic.

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She took to social media to talk about her collaboration with Roti Bank Foundation, an NGO in Mumbai run by former Mumbai Police Commissioner D Sivanandan with an aim to bridge the gap between hunger and excess food and is feeding daily wage workers.

The actress shared several pictures from her visit to Roti Bank where she is seen preparing the food in the kitchen and handing out meals to those in need. She said,

Mother Teresa once said, ‘Peace begins when the hungry are fed.’ I was truly humbled and inspired to visit Mumbai @rotibankfdn today, which is run by former Mumbai police commissioner Mr. D Sivanandan. Roti Bank has prepared and distributed meals to millions of hungry people till date, even during the pandemic. They are the perfect example of what #kindnessbrigade aspires to do and I am honored to be of help to them during these times.

With Roti Bank Foundation, Ms. Fernandez will be providing one lakh meals this month to those who are distressed during the pandemic in the capital city of Maharashtra.

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Ms. Fernandez will also be distributing masks and sanitisers to front line workers who continue to work relentlessly.
Her effort has been appreciated by many people on Twitter. A user wrote,

Ultimately, the greatest lesson that COVID-19 can teach humanity is that we are all in this together.

Another user urged her to help more people as many of them have lost their jobs and means of livelihood.

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