Orlando, FL – October 25, 2019 The Indian American Chamber of Commerce Orlando (IACC) surpassed its goal to help feed children in need, by providing more than 100,000 meals during its 5th Annual Gandhi Day of Service event. IACC leadership and volunteers packaged more than 100,000 meals to feed hungry children in India. Thanks to sponsors, donors and volunteers, the IACC was able to purchase and package 255% more meals than last year.
This remarkable show of teamwork took place on October 19th. The IACC co-hosted the 2019 Gandhi Day of Service with the Central Florida Association of Physicians from the Indian Subcontinent (CAPI). Despite the weather, nearly 150 volunteers, of all ages, worked together to package more than 100,000 meals purchased through Feeding Children Everywhere. Title Sponsor was Park Square Homes, and Pita Hut provided lunch for the volunteers. The event was held at Exploria Stadium, thanks to Orlando City Soccer.
“Making sure that children everywhere have food to eat, is providing service to others at the most basic levels, and it’s a great example of how individuals can work together to be the difference we want to see in our world,” said Yog Melwani, IACC President. “Congratulations to Neal Patel and Special Thanks to ALL the volunteers, sponsors and donors who helped us exceed our goals for this year’s event.”
“It was exciting to host our 5th Annual Gandhi Day of Service and to see this event grow from packaging 10,000 meals four years ago, to more than 100,000 meals for children in India. This was a great community event,” said Neal Patel, Chairman of the IACC Gandhi Day of Service.
The IACC is taking a prominent role to connect people and to foster business opportunities, as well as community awareness and involvement. Annual events include the IACC India Day with the Orlando Magic, the Awards Gala, Golf Tournament, and Gandhi’s Day of Service, along with innovative events like Smart and Sustainable Cities, to informative monthly BAH events hosted at various local businesses.
The IACC is focused on “Connecting People and Fostering Business”, and is recognized as the business organization for the Indian American community, as well as those who would like to do business with Indian Americans in Central Florida. The IACC and its members are committed to community service, assisting charitable groups, and increasing trade between the United States and India. Visit www.IACCOrlando.com for more information.