For the students it is an opportunity to serve and get to know these children who are becoming part of the Sai Maa Ashram base at Harishchandra Ghat. All the students are soon handing out plates, clay pots and glasses and ensuring that the plates all have food. Part of the skill in serving food is to ensure that no child receives too much. Food is sacred and as such no food is to be wasted. For this reason small servings are offered frequently rather than large servings. Today many of the children play games with the new servers, pretending, laughing and generally enjoying themselves.
Todays feeding program is highly successful with more than 200 people fed, rather than the usual 150. In fact there were insufficient puris, and more dough had to be obtained from the local market to feed the last few guests attending the feeding. These hours together provided the students with a delightful insight into the joy, beauty and organized chaos of a feeding programs offered to the local community at the Sai Maa Moksha Dham.