The greatest tragedy of the world is that people should have grossly more wealth than they will ever need. The predicament of the homeless to the average citizen is that they end up doing nothing. People aren't going to invite them into their homes. They aren't going to give them money, because they'll waste it on alcohol, smokes or drugs; yet another problem of society. So instead, all we end up giving the people living on the streets is a glance. There are homeless shelters and meals, and volunteers who give up their time, but we do little to help those who come within our immediate experience. I live in a home and comfort, but never have I done anything substantial. But the fact remains that I, you and most of us can do more, much more!
Looking out of a window one day in Mayapur, a village near Calcutta, His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (founder of The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) saw a group of children fighting with street dogs over scraps of food. From this simple, yet heart breaking incident, came the determination that: No one within a ten mile radius of our center should go hungry. It is his inspiration which helped creating The Akshaya Patra Foundation which is reaching out to 1.2 million children everyday.
You can contribute by donating, blogging about the cause or creating an awareness and by awakening the sleeping souls! Lets be a part of the change; lets be a part of Akshay Patra and the vision - “No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger”