Continuing its efforts to raise awareness through its growing platform, Northeast India’s largest Facebook group of food lovers with more than 1 Lakh members, Guwahati Foodie, organized a blood donation camp at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on October 20.
The event was organized in association with Foodies World, Oriental Bistro, Van Manush, Life’s Purple and Big FM. The camp witnessed the participation of a number of food lovers who donated blood on the occasion. There were also many first-time donors who came forward and contributed. Guwahati Foodie expressed their gratitude towards all the donors and the staff of the blood bank by gifting them with saplings with a message to help promote afforestation. The donors were also given certificates, gift coupons and souvenirs.
Speaking regarding the blood donation camp, organizer of the camp & founder of Guwahati Foodie, Sisir Kumar, said that since the group has evolved itself as the largest foodie group of the region, they are trying to carry across a social message. “Guwahati Foodie now has more than 1 Lakh members. Besides bonding over food, since some time we are doing events that carry a social message. The annual Guwahati Foodie picnic, that was held on June 30 this year, aimed to minimize plastic waste and promote afforestation. Similarly, we took up a challenge by organizing this voluntary blood donation camp,” said Sisir Kumar.
He added that the enthusiasm shown by the group members has motivated him to take up such initiatives. “I am very thankful to all the donors for helping us in this noble cause of saving lives. I hope that we can encourage more and more donors so that Assam can become one of the states with highest blood donors. A big thanks goes to GMCH for helping us donate,” Sisir added.
Founded by Sisir Kumar, the Guwahati Foodie is the largest food-based Facebook group in the region. Earlier, the group organized EATucation to help students interact various industry leaders. The group also organized an eco-friendly potluck to promote eco-friendly products.