Age old restaurant on Park Street, Mocambo didn’t let a customer in when she wanted her driver to accompany her for a meal recently.
An incident of a similar nature had ocurred last year at Mc Donalds at Park Street. We too were affected by it and this is what we did instead!
“Grande cafe mocha, no sugar, no whipped cream, extra dry, with half skim, half full milk. No, I don’t want 2% milk, just a mixture of the both.” – That’s something very usual for us at a fancy coffee shop; but for some, let alone ordering that bit, paying such places a visit is a monumental task, a farcry to say the least.
This World Food Day, we at The Beacon not only gave these ill-starred children an experience of a meal at a fast food joint but also educated them how to order their own meal.
With aid from the ever supportive Shafkat Alam of Tiljala Shed, we escorted 25 children, all present in their best attire with bated breath to Mc Donalds, Park Street. After a short schooling process, the children who had never ‘eaten out’ per se, were all prepared to themselves place the order for their own meal!
Some excited, some shy, some nervous and some outright mum. We saw a mixed bag of reactions with each child. Some took their time to order their meal while some had to be guided by us. But, at the end of it all, all were munching away the fruits of their labour, celebrating World Food Day with pride and more importantly Respect and Confidence.
The Beacon would like to thank the Secret Santas of these children who only helped with the condition of anonymity and the kind staff at Mc Donalds Park Street.
That is how we celebrated World Food Day: