Date: Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 1:01 PM
Subject: FOOD SCHEME FOR POOR ZOROASTRIANS.
To: TZML <TraditionalZarathushtris@yahoogroups.com>
this seems to be a worthy cause forwarded to us.
Please help them to the best of your ability.
Subject: Fw: FOOD SCHEME FOR POOR ZOROASTRIANS.
From: Ruby Dalal
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 11:13:46 +0530
DEAR ZOROASTRIAN BRETHREN:
We are once again approaching all Zoroastrian Brethren for donation
towards the 'FOOD SCHEME" which we run for old and poor Members of our
We are fortunate enough to get good donations in the past which has
helped us run the above Facility for deserving Zoroastrians for last
The FOOD SCHEME is run by MANCHERJI EDALJI JOSHI MEMORIAL TRUST to
feed the Old and Poor Infirms of our community.
There are many old and infirms neglected by the Society, some of them
by their own children and Family and are fighting for their survival,
who need your attention. Most of them are frail, weak and bed ridden
and do not have even strength to go to the roadside food stall and
depend on their neighbours to bring some food for them to survive.
In this world, very often, the efforts of an individual are not
significant enough to make a difference. But collectively, it is
possible for a group to do much more than the sum of the individual
We all fortunate Zoroastrians have to ensure that the food scheme
continues to operate feeding these deserving members of our community.
Thanks to the munificence and largesse of benevolent individuals and
donors we are able to tend to their daily meals. But the demand is
much in excess of the Funds generated and hence this appeal. Your
generous contribution will help us in reaching out to our poor
The Food Scheme is run by the Charitable Trust known as MANCHERJI
EDALJI JOSHI MEMORIAL TRUST, which not only supervises cooking of
food, but also delivery of the same to the community Members are done
We are a Public Registered Trust registered with the Charity
Commissioner under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961. Amongst our
Charitable activities is the Food Scheme where the Trust undertakes to
feed the old infirm / handicapped and under privileged of our
community. This scheme was started as you are aware in January 2003.
Your generous donation will enable us to continue to feed the poor and
to reach out to a larger section of these not so fortunate within our
When we first started we were supplying meals to ten persons, two
meals a day. Today this service is extended to 135 persons in all. As
word gets around, more applicants approach us or are referred to us
and only after thorough inquiries are the same added to our list of
Donations over the years have increased due to the foresight of our
initial donors who have put the Scheme on the net and also by word of
mouth as more people get to hear about this scheme. You will however
appreciate that funds are necessary to run this scheme effectively and
hence our yearly appeal to you.
The enclosed chart will give you a detailed and latest break up for
the Food Scheme, its beneficiaries, their categories and approximate
expenditure involved in feeding them.
Our accounts are duly audited and filed with Charity Commissioner and
every donor small or big is immediately issued a receipt. Donations of
Rs. 5000/- and more are also sent the break up of Food Scheme so that
they know how exactly their donation is being utilized.
On behalf of the Trust, I once again appeal to you for your generous
support to our Food Scheme.
Your donations can be made by cheque in favour of "MANCHERJI EDALJI
JOSHI MEMORIAL TRUST".
Further enquiries are also welcome via e-mail to :
Food_aid@mejmt. org &
Your Donations can be sent to:
Mrs Mithoo Jesia
797 Jam E Jamshed Rd
Parsi Colony, Dadar (E),
Mumbai 400 014
Ph 2414 9571 Mrs. Tina Patel
623, Lady Jehangir Rd
Parsi Colony, Dadar (E)
Mumbai 400 014
Ph: 2415 1354 Mr H N Daruwalla
2/689, Dinshaw Master Rd
Parsi Colony Dadar E
Mumbai 400 014
Ph: 2411 2330
Kindly give widest possible publicity to this note, by forwarding the
same to your family members and Zaorastrian friends to get maximum
support to this noble cause.
Hoping to receive favourable response from you,
With Kind Regards
Homi N Daruwalla
LIST OF BENEFICIARIES & ESTIMATE OF YEARLY EXPENSES OF THE FOOD SCHEME
(AS AT 30.11.2008)
CATEGORY DESCRIPTION OF RECIPIENTS NO. OF RECIPIENTS ANNUAL
EXPENDITURE IN RUPEES
Old and infirm and poor Zoroastrians who have no one to turn to
Students (sons of Chasniwala's studying in Bombay Colleges) staying at
the Manekji Seth Agiary Hostel
Poor Parsi children of J.B. Vachha School of Parsi Girls (Dadar)
Khandias, Nassesalars and Bungli Staff at Doongerwadi (Breakfast only)
16 to 20 (depending on daily attendance)
Food grains and provisions (these are given to recipients who are able
to cook for their familities but are in low income group)
APPROXIMATE TOTAL EXPENDITURE PER YEAR AS ON 30.11.08 = 17,59,880/-