Submitted by alvin on Sun, 2017-02-05 09:05 Bengaluru: Hundreds of homeless and needy, who usually can't afford to have a proper meal, are now able to have a delicious and piping hot meal due to the generosity of a group of city residents. Sohini Bhagchi, a city resident and an MNC employee, along with 45 of her friends, part of the group 'Encompass', have started a 'food bank' initiative to feed people who need it the most: people who clean storm-water drains, those doing menial jobs, homeless and poor. "This is not the first time we have come up with this initiative," said Sohini. "We joined hands with a restaurant and set up a food bank where people could deliver leftover or excess food for feeding the needy." Sohini said the initiative was kept going with a daily sponsorship of Rs 2600. "Out of Rs 2600, We pay Rs 2000 to the owner of the restaurant and Rs 600 to the Shri Anand Sai Charitable home from where people come and help us in serving the food. This way we are able to serve food to more than hundred people in KR Puram. Kithiganur, two slum areas, and at a temple," she said, adding that they had sponsorship till December 2017. pollaroid-89 Sohini said she was thankful to Naidu Hotel owner Ajitha for providing "authentic south Indian food" and also to Shri Anand Sai Charitable home for helping them out.