Bhubaneswar: The second wave of COVID-19 has put almost all the people into difficult times. But amidst the gloom and despair, 36-year-old Sneha Senapati of Bhubaneswar has come forward to play her part in the fight against the unforeseen pandemic.
Utilising her culinary skill, Sneha is delivering home-cooked food to COVID-19 isolated patients in the state capital at Rs 50 per meal. She uses the collected money to provide food to underprivileged in her locality free of cost.
The noble initiative by the woman has earned her praises from different quarters.
Sneha, who works with a MNC in Mumbai, came back to her house at Palaspalli here due to the pandemic and currently working from home. Despite her 9 AM-5 PM job, she manages to spare time for delivering home- cooked food (Rice, dal and veg sabji) to COVID patients for lunch and dinner through Uber Eats and Swiggy Genie. Starting the initiative on April 21, she has so far delivered meals to 50 families in the city.
When asked about the idea behind taking such initiative, the woman said,” Basically, I am a chef by passion. To promote Odia cuisines in Mumbai, I have tied up with the local restaurants and host complete Odia foods for lunch or dinner on weekends. On an average, 200 people come across Mumbai to join the event. I have been doing this for the last three to four years. After coming here recently, I thought of utilising my culinary skill to help the needy during the pandemic.”