In furtherance of the vision that the city’s poorest of the poor should not be deprived of nutritious and hygienic food, Gautam Gambhir launched Delhi’s first ever “Jan Rasoi ” EK ASHA, a fully developed private community kitchen which provides food to those in need for just Rs.1 on 24th December 2020 in country’s biggest wholesale market Gandhi Nagar, New Delhi. After the success of the first community kitchen, taking the implementation of the project ahead the second EK ASHA JAN RASOI was launched on the 9th February 2021 in the hustling market of New Ashok Nagar.
Together through both the kitchens we are feeding 2000+ marginalized people like Daily wage worker, rickshaw pullers, rag pickers and other in need on daily basis. The rasoi is functional from 12 noon to 2 Pm from Tuesday to Sunday serving THALI EK RUPAY WALI. The menu varies everyday and we serve channa rice, kadhi rice, rajma rice, halwa, fruits, pulao etc. The focus is kept on running the kitchen abiding all the Covid-19 safety protocols.
The seed of this idea was sowed back on 31st July 2017 as a 7-month long drive by Gautam Gambhir himself as Ek Asha Jan Rasoi programme in West Patel Nagar market of New Delhi to make sure that the underprivileged people in the area don’t go hungry. The initiative aimed to feed the needy at free of cost from 1 Pm to 3 Pm, every day of the week with wholesome meal to eradicate hunger and malnutrition from the society. Every day more than 250 underprivileged received nutritious meal.
In our capacity as a foundation we are trying to contributing towards the Sustainable Development Goal 3, regarding “Good Health and Well-being”, being one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015 and to be achieved by 2030.