Karuna ladies served delectable food at the Reston Homeless Shelter on April 16, 2024 to 130+ people.  Karuna Charities has been serving a delicious menu for many years now. It so happened that three members who are April born were together so they also had a little celebration outside the shelter.

The food service at the shelter was very popular!!  And for all Karuna members it was a most satisfying and rewarding experience. 

Karuna would like to thank Bombay Tandoor (Iftikar Khan), Kamlesh Gulati, Neeta Bagalkotkar, Sneh Sabharwal, Mona Khanna, Benu Abrol, Kiran Masson, Santosh Thakral, Shashi Anand, Sujata Avasthi, Sangita Kalotra and Amrit Kalotra for the tasty dishes!!

Karuna Charities served a sumptuous holiday meal at the Embry Rucker Homeless Shelter in Reston, VA, October 26th, 2023. Seen here in the pictures are the Karuna volunteers. Contributors included: Asha Dhingra, Mona Khanna, Sujata Avasthi, Usha Saluja, Bombay Tandoor, Kiran Masson, Gita Bhatia, Sangita Kalotra, and Amrit Kalotra. Thank you Ajay Avasthi and Dr. Rajeev Srivastava for their help. We served about 100 people at the shelter. In the words of a couple of people whom we served “the food was so good, thank you!” The happy faces of all we served, the men, the women, and the children was very rewarding.

Karuna Charities served a hot Indian meal at the Embry Rucker Homeless Shelter in Reston, VA, April 5th. Seen here in the pictures are Kamlesh Gulati, Kiran Masson, Rama Sharma, Shashi Anand, Sneh Sabharwal, Sujata Avasthi, Amrit Kalotra and Sangita Kalotra. Others who contributed: Rani Varma (Bombay Tandoor), Asha Dhingra and Meena Singh. We served about 100 people and our members cooked and served a dainty dish each!! Once again we all had a happy and satisfying experience.

On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Karunites served a delicious, hot, home-cooked Indian meal at the Embry Rucker Homeless Shelter in Reston, VA. Participants were: Asha Dhingra, Neeta Bagalkotkar, Jyoti Gujral, Savita Malhotra, Gita Bhatia, Shashi Anand, Sujata Avasthi, Amrit Kalotra, Sangita Kalotra, Kiran Masson, Madhu Gupta, and Rani Varma.

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, members of Karuna Charities, Savita Malhotra, Santosh Thakral, Kamlesh Gulati, Asha Dhingra, Benu Abrol, Shashi Anand, Sujata Avasthi, Sangita Kalotra and Amrit Kalotra, cooked and served a meal for 120 people at a shelter in Virginia with love, fervor and enthusiasm. It was very heartening when we were leaving the premises, to be greeted by two men sitting outside with a loud “thank you for the delicious food!” Karuna Charities appreciates the contributions made in kind by Rani Varma, Ritu Singh, Meena Singh, Mona Khanna, and Usha Saluja. 

Community service, May 14, 2011: From Virginia, a group of members and volunteers cooked an Indian meal for a Shelter in Reston, Virginia.  The menu included the very popular chicken curry and peas pulao, tasty vegetable kofta curry, mixed vegetables and fresh salad.  Four varieties of ice cream, sodas, juices and milk were also served.    The 70 guests had a very satisfying and happy time. One enthusiastic Karuna volunteer exclaimed “Can we do this again soon?”