ATA Serves Food for the Needy and Homeless on the occasion of Diwali
American Telugu Association (ATA) successfully performed community service event at DC Central Kitchen in Washington DC, on the occasion of Diwali, on Saturday 10/26. Volunteers from the DC area ATA team have prepared meals to overcome darkness and bring light in the lives of about 3,300 homeless, and less fortunate people by providing them nutritious food.
About 30 volunteers including the majority of several children who have participated in this noble event. Meal preparation involves cutting vegetables, preparing salads, cooking rice, preparing rajma, packaging meals, and other kitchen related tasks. It’s a fulfilling, fun and great team effort. Of the 3,300 meals we prepared, about half are served in the DC Central Kitchen facility and the remaining are distributed through 18 homeless shelters, housing the homeless, battered women, needy seniors and school children.
Apart from preparing meals, the team donated money to cover the cost of groceries This event is very much appreciated by the local community. Thank you!
ATA – DC area coordinators