“Dear Friends, If you are hungry and have no money to pay, just ring the bell below or come in for a free meal box/coffee any time.”
This is a sign posted on the back door of an Indian restaurant in the Oliver neighbourhood of Edmonton, Alberta. Parkash Chhibber, owner of Indian Fusion, says there will always be a hot meal for the hungry, homeless and poor at his establishment.
The restaurateur offers a vegetarian option as well as meat dishes and says he feeds up to 15 people every day. Chhibber says it’s a way to give back to the community after a 1992 accident left him with broken bones and unable to work.
“I went from king to beggar in one night,” he told CBC News. “I always had fire in me that if ever I had a chance to help, I would.”
Chhibber began his mission of helping others soon after paying off his business loan two years ago. He started offering free meals in October, 2015, and plans to create an additional seating area for those coming for free meals and wanting to stay around longer. Chibber’s story was posted online by the goodnewsnetwork. – CINEWS