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ATA Serves Food for the Needy and Homeless

American Telugu Association (ATA) successfully performed a community event at DC Central Kitchen in Washington DC. On the day of Diwali, volunteers from the DC ATA team prepared meals to overcome darkness and bring light in the lives of about 5,000 homeless, and less fortunate people by providing them nutritious food.

About 40 volunteers including several children participated in the event. Meal preparation involved cutting vegetables, preparing salads, cooking rice, preparing rajma, packaging meals, and other kitchen related tasks. It was very fulfilling, fun and great team effort. Of the 5,000 meals we prepared about half are served in the DC 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 $2,800 to cover the cost of raw materials. This event is very much appreciated on the day of Diwali by the local community.