1 million meals and counting for migrant worker project

Injured Bangladeshi worker Motin Abdul, 29, collecting his meal at Isthana Restaurant. He stopped working when he suffered back and elbow injuries, as well as hearing loss, after a worksite accident in May.
Injured Bangladeshi worker Motin Abdul, 29, collecting his meal at Isthana Restaurant. He stopped working when he suffered back and elbow injuries, as well as hearing loss, after a worksite accident in May.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

Even with rising food costs putting a huge strain on its resources, The Cuff Road Project has never denied a free meal to penniless and hungry migrant workers.

A decade after it was launched, the food distribution programme started by non-governmental organisation Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) gives destitute workers the dignity of a sit-down meal at a few restaurants in Little India.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 15, 2018, with the headline '1 million meals and counting for migrant worker project'. Print Edition | Subscribe