Today the initial sitting consists of approximately 85 children of all ages, many under 8 years of age. There are also about 7 or 8 mothers who have brought their young children and sit with them as they slowly and carefully feed these young children their food. This care is often left to the older children but today it seems many of the mothers have come themselves. It is now much colder in Varanasi, and as the weather cools receiving a hot nutritious meal is a valuable addition to the day.
In total we feed approximately 165 meals this morning, taking a little over an hour. Everyone leaves with their hunger satisfied, and feeling gratitude. These Ashram activities are now firmly associated with Sai Maa in the local community, and eagerly anticipated each month by all.