Prasanna Trust, Austrian firm Fundermax and renowned architect Gayatri Shetty have collaborated to open a community kitchen in Bangalore to serve the underprivileged.
This kitchen- Nirguna Mandir, prepares over 6000 meals per day for lunch, to be distributed to Covid patients and their families from economically weaker sections. They are camping outside hospitals and distributing food. The organisation also provides food to about 2,500 children daily.
"The Roof construction of our Annapurna Kitchen was made possible with the generous contribution and kind co-operation by FUNDERMAX . I would like to convey my gratitude to them. We have managed to serve more than 1 million free meals to the needful laborers, slum dwellers, and children during the tough, past months faced due to the Covid 19 pandemic through this Kitchen," Swami Sukhabodhananda chairman Prasanna Trust.
Under the CSR initiative the Austrian wood product firm Fundermax along with Architecht Gayatri shetty from Gayatri and Namith Architects (GNA) has designed and completed the project.
"We value the work that is being done at the Prasanna kitchen to nourish and feed the underprivileged people. The project was done as honorary work along with Indian Institute of interior designers," said Shetty of GNA.
The firm along with the Architects followed zero waste formula and focussed on natural products from Fundermax, to complete the community Kitchen. It used FunderMaxpanels to give a floating canopy hung between the two existing trees, looking at the entire structure. The panels also acted as an elementary shading device along with other materials, thus keeping continuous air flow in and out of the wall. The structure of the kitchen was built integrating the surrounding landscape and a mesh lining was used to keep the interiors free from insects.
"Companies should invest CSR money in education, health and food rather than sanitization. We as a company are always looking to invest in this space to help the community at large," said Prashanth Reddy, Managing Director, Fundermax India.
Fundermax India, leader in architectural products for interior and exterior applications has over 32000 SKUs offering high design freedom. The wood based architectural company has completed 15,000 projects in the 12 years since it was first set up in 2007. It operates across real estate sectors from residential to hospitality, commercial, infrastructure and more.