THE STORY BEHIND ROTI BANK
Rotibank Now is a Partner of IFRA(Indian Food Recovery alliance)
Roti Bank is an initiative started in the Azadpur Sabzi Mandi by Rajkumar Bhatia, Sudhir Behrani and Sonik Sidana on 20th June 2015. Here, a couple of rotis with dry pickle can be deposited for the needy to have. Much easier than one person providing adozen rotis once a week, Roti bank aims to work in a regular basis.
It started when a man visited for employment. There was no empty slot and thus, he was denied. However, on seeing the woeful condition of the man, some money was offered to him. The man, though grateful said that it was it was roti that filled the empty stomach.
The idea struck. Everyone has heard of Eye Bank, Blood Bank, Money Bank and what not. But what we needed was, Roti Bank. So that no one stayed hungry. To kill the devil of hunger. To avoid thefts and misacts .
- Azadpur mandi
- Indra nagar
- Adarsh nagar
- Uttam nagar
- Puru Apartment,Rohini
- Modern Public School,Shalimar bagh
- Kanungo Apartment IP extn.
EXPANSION AND MEDIA ATTENTION
The well-known Modern Public School, Shalimar Bagh joined hands with Roti Bank to expand its horizons and serve the society. Surprisingly, Roti Bank welcomed whopping amount of 472 packets on the first day itself from the school teachers and students. Alka Kapur, the principal honoured and blessed Roti Bank by creating this bond.
Talking of the the expansion of Roti Bank, a new distribution branch has been opened near AIIMS to provide food to the needy.Medicine Baba has join hands with Roti Bank and Roti Bank now providing food packets to the attendants of needy patients who can not effort costly food from restaurants. Roti bank is providing food/Mid day meal to students who are getting free educations from PRAYAS Jahangirpuri. Starting with 7 packets Roti Bank now serves around 2800 packets at once.
It brings a smile to everyone’s face to see the enthusiasm in children and the eagerness to collect and distribute roti. Many people have come together now, and joined hands to expand Roti Bank in their own areas as well. Roti Bank has starred with ZeeNews as well as 92.7 Big FM as a part of Big Heroes. Starting with 7 packets Roti Bank now serves around 700 packets at once.
Schools: Venkateshwar Global School Rohini, GD Goenka Rohini, AG DAV School Model Town, Ramjas School Pusa Road, Ganga International School Hirankudna mundka, Adriel High School Rohini (Along with their roti packets students carry extra packets for those who actually need this.)