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You must have heard stories and read poems about how people cross a thousand oceans and climb mountains to find love. But you don't have to go to any great lengths if the love of your life is food. All you've gotta do to reunite with your one true love, is go to your phone's App Store/Play Store and download the KnockOFF app. Easy right?

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There is an abundance of food-delivery apps in the market today that have managed to reduce the gap between your homes and restaurants. However, there is no such modern solution to bridge the long-prevailing gap between a one-time meal and the underprivileged. No matter how developed any city in India is today, the issue of hunger is a prominent one everywhere, and Lucknow is no exception.

But keeping intact our faith in humanity, are certain groups and individuals who're working round the clock to ensure that each day, the number of people going to sleep hungry, reduces significantly. This World Food Day, get to know about 5 NGOs working towards this cause and provide them with your support however you can. A little help goes a long way!

Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organisation spread across India that operates a school lunch programme (Mid-Day meal). Established in the year 2000, the aim of this organisation is to counter classroom hunger and aid in the education of children. Reportedly, it feeds more than 18 lakh children every day, across the country. With its presence in several cities including Lucknow, the Akshaya Patra Foundation also worked to distribute food among the migrant workers during the COVID crisis last year. Donate to this noble cause by clicking on the website link attached below.

Contact: 097924 48359

Website: The Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Robin Hood Army

The Robin Hood Army is a volunteer-based organisation that was established in 2014 by Neel Ghose and Arushi Batra. This establishment works to get surplus food from restaurants and the community, to serve less fortunate people. The idea behind the conception of this NGO is to create self-sustained chapters across the world, that will look after its local community. Like all the other chapters, Lucknow Chapter of this volunteer-based organisation conducts various drives across the city. If you wish to become a part of this group log on to their official website now!

Contact: Send a mail on info@robinhoodarmy.com

Website: The Robin Hood Army

Roti Bank

Roti Bank is a citizen led organisation who's primary aim is to provide food to the needy. To attain this goal, Roti Bank has a team spread across the country including a bunch in Lucknow that is purely dedicated to the cause. Roti bank collects left-over and excess food from homes and events and distributes it among the needy. One can donate in cash or kind or even volunteer to become a part of this thoughtful initiative. Click on the website link to know more about this organisation.

Contact: 7905881802

Website: Roti bank Lucknow

Vijay Sri Foundation

Vijay Sri Foundation is a non-government organization, that was launched in the year 2009 in Lucknow. The main objective of this organisation was the distribution of food to the needy poor in hospitals. Initially, home-cooked food packets were distributed among attendants of poor patients admitted in various wards of Lucknow's King George Medical College. Gradually, the operations grew to other hospitals in the city as well. Currently, around 900 patients are served food everyday, under its "Prasadam Sewa" campaign. To join their team or contribute monetarily, log on to their official website.

Contact: 099358 88887

Website: Prasadam Sewa

Feeding India

Found in the year 2014, Feeding India was formed to solve the complex challenges of food wastage, malnutrition and hunger in India. As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Zomato acquired this organisation in 2019 to deal with these issues. With its presence in Lucknow, Feeding India by Zomato designs interventions to decrease hunger among the communities that are underserved. If you wish to donate or know more about this organisation check out their official website.

Contact: Write to them here

Website: Feeding India

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Even though these organisations are working hard to improve the situation, it is upon all of us to make sure that we don't waste food and do whatever we can to help and feed the poor. To fight and beat the global problem of hunger, a collective effort is a must!

Makhan Malai is one of Lucknow's most famous dessert. Its airy, sweet, fluffy and cloud like consistency makes it melt in your mouth in no time. The winter specialty is now available once again. We visited Chowk to have a spoon of this heavenly dessert and it was an amazing experience.

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For some folks, Sundays are for chilling while for the others it is a day to stock up your daily supplies and finish off all the shopping you've long been needing a holiday for! Whatever is it that you need, with a KnockOFF membership you can have it all.

Whether it is a stress-busting self-care session at Lucknow's premium salons or a spa session for your furbabies, KnockOFF has the greatest deals with some great saving schemes. So, here's a list of deals you can use to rev up your Sunday and feel like the nawabs that you are!

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Adding to the international air travel options from the city, Air India will launch a new flight connecting Indore to Sharjah. As per reports, the new facility will be available from November 1, easing commute between the two locations. Earlier, Air India had launched a flight from Indore to Dubai and this will be the second international facility of its kind. As per the reported schedule, the 3.5-hour flight will operate twice a week, on Mondays and Saturdays.
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After being heavily affected by the repercussions of the ongoing pandemic, the hospitality industry in Goa is finally heaving a sigh of relief. As per reports, the Central Ministry of Home Affairs has declared that it would issue fresh visas for international visitors coming to India through chartered flights, from October 15 onwards. Being the highest contributor to charter business in India, Goa was waiting for the revival of chartered flights for a long time.

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The festive season is here and as usual, we're aware that you are on the lookout for the most colourful dandiya parties in town. So, before you start to moon over not being in Gujarat this Garba season, let us dive straight into the details of an extravagant event happening right here in Lucknow! If you're ready to flaunt your chaniya cholis and dance the night away in one of the most beautiful settings in the city, The Oasis is where you need to be.

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to give in to a night full of fun and frolic at the Dandiya Night at the hottest destination in the city. All you folks who've long been waiting for this time of the year, to dance, socialise and celebrate with your friends and fam, look no further! Get your tickets now and let the fun begin.

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King George Medical University in Lucknow will soon roll out the facility of cashless transactions in a bid to streamline its payment system. As per reports, a single deposit card will be issued for all patients, which will save them from the hassle of making multiple payments at different counters. The card will instantly be generated after the payment has been made and once the treatment is complete, any unused amount will duly be returned to the cardholder.

"If the cashless system is implemented, payments will not have to be made at every counter. Instead, a one-time payment will be done on the patient's ID. After that money will be deducted from this and then it will not bother the attendants", said Dr. Sudhir Singh KGMU spokesperson.

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