May 12, 2021

A mum with a magical hand- Mahita Fernandez

Mums and stories is proud to feature this amazing Bangalore mum, 34-year old Mahita Fernandez, who took up a humongous jump in deciding and executing a worthy campaign,’ Feed your Neighbour’.

What began as a rant to overcome her own desire to feed herself over a midnight hunger pang made her think of thousands of others in the city who struggle to get a meal.

The brilliantly conceived and executed plan was initiated on social media and was able to fill up over 1,30,000 stomachs for a meal during this Dasara. Slums, destitute homes, orphanages and old age homes were reached out in this campaign.In between her busy schedules of working and lending a helping hand on current initiative of Chennai relief activities, she also shuttled between Mumbai and Bangalore for a show on popular channel on  Star plus to talk of the successful social campaign.

Mahita says, “Everyone can truly make a difference to someone else’s life, in our own small way. It doesn’t take a large effort at all.”

Mahita is a mum to 7-year-old Rohan and used to run a kids activity center. Since the time she wanted to make a difference in her city and in other’s lives, she has immersed herself in initiatives that lead to a positive impact.

The ‘Feed your Neighbour’ campaign was possible due to collaborative effort that was garnered over 1000 volunteers, including a four-year-old.

The initiative encouraged people to cook five extra meals and drop them off at 18 distribution points selected by Mahita and her team. The campaign ran over 10 days during Dasara. Running a centralized kitchen from her residence, sending over 2000 food packets everyday and volunteers involved in logistics, execution and implementation, the campaign has shown us that we can be the change we want in our surroundings.

This campaign was a brilliant success and just a start. We wish Mahita success and cooperation from citizens to fulfill her dream initiatives for the betterment of society.

The special episode was aired on December 6th 2015,  Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi, on Star plus, at 8pm as she received appreciated and honoured by icons like Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and actor Ranveer Singh.

Seen in the picture, Mahita with her husband Steve Jude Fernandez and son Rohan.


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