May 06 : Amidst the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Bollywood actors are trying to do their bit and contribute in relief work. Actor Jacqueline Fernandez’ You Only Live Once (YOLO) Foundation has partnered with Mumbai Roti Bank, an NGO, and distributed meals to the people in need in Mumbai today amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The actress on Tuesday announced the launch of YOLO Foundation to create stories of kindness amid the pandemic. Jacqueline also shared that she has joined hands with several NGOs in Mumbai to help the needy in which ever way she can.
Taking to her Instagram profile, the actress shared a bunch of pictures where she can be seen distributing food to the people as well as helping the staff of Mumbai Roti Bank in making food. While sharing the post, Jacqueline wrote, “Mother Teresa once said, “Peace begins when the hungry are fed.” I was truly humbled and inspired to visit Mumbai @rotibankfdn today, which is run by former Mumbai police commissioner Mr. D Sivanandan. Roti Bank has prepared and distributed meals to millions of hungry people till date, even during the pandemic. They are the perfect example of what #kindnessbrigade aspires to do and I am honored to be of help to them during these times. We only live once! Let's make this life worth it by helping others in need and sharing the #storiesofkindness of those around us!”
With Roti Bank, Jacqueline has targeted to provide 1 lakh meals this month. Fans applauded the actress and showered her with love. While many dropped heart emojis on her comments section. One fan wrote, “She is the real heroine." Another wrote, "Wowww respect." Still another said, "Truly a God gifted Angel."
Roti Bank Foundation also took to their Instagram handle and thanked Jacqueline for partnering with them. “A special THANK YOU to Ms. @jacquelinef143 You truly made our day special! Our highest gratitude and appreciation – we are so grateful for your support. We wish you the best of luck and success in your noble and charitable endeavour!”
The NGO further wrote that ever since the lockdown took place in Mumbai, Roti Bank has ensured that no one’s left hungry. “Today we have successfully distributed over 1 Crore meals and we plan to continue our efforts with your help as well #OnePlateAtATime #WeAreInThisTogether.”
Jacqueline also said that she will distribute masks and sanitisers to the Mumbai Police Force, who have been relentlessly working as frontline workers amid the pandemic.