The girls form a smooth and eager team, and soon have a system worked out to quickly distribute plates, puri and then vegetables to the 250 students attending school today. The bowls and rice pudding are served later once the children begin to finish the meal. I am again surprised by how much these young children joyfully consume. Some of them seem to just sit and eat, requesting extra vegetable curry up to 3 times and eating up to 10-12 puris. This is more than most adults eat at other programs!!! However these small children devour this large amount with ease and are always filled with such joy after the program.
The girls also take special care to ensure our guests have the opportunity to take part in serving the meals. They provide directions and hold the serving containers while allowing the guests to serve. It is inspiring to see the caring and seamless way our guests are welcomed and engaged despite the language and cultural differences and everyone, students, teachers and our guests leave the morning distribution feeling fulfilled and intensely satisfied.