Tuk Tuk Indian Street Food choose SLA for additional 6 months

October 9, 2018

Tuk Tuk Indian Street Food have selected Scottish Love in Action as their chosen charity for an additional 6 months.

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Tuk Tuk is an award winning Indian restaurant which won best Scottish Street Food at the Food Awards in August 2017. They pride themselves on being the pioneer of Indian street food culture and delivering exceptional customer service.

From February 2018,  they are asking each table of customers, in both of their Edinburgh and Glasgow restaurants, to donate 50p with their meal to help  support SLA.  SLA pass the money on to ASRITHA Rainbow Home in Hyderabad, India. The Rainbow Home rescues vulnerable girls from the streets and gives them shelter, food, clothing and an education. There are an estimated 28,000 children living on the streets of Hyderabad – around the same number as all the primary school children in Edinburgh.

In the first 5 months Tuk Tuk’s dine and donate appeal collected enough for 33,582 meals for destitute Indian girls. Diners at Tuk Tuk restaurants in Edinburgh and Glasgow have in that time donated more than £5,500 to SLA, simply by adding 50p to their bills.

“The response from customers has been so positive,” said Mohit Chowdhary, manager of Edinburgh Tuk Tuk at an event in July 2018 celebrating the partnership. “In June, we served 430 tables, only about 5-10 declined to donate. I would say over the first five months about 95%-98% of tables have donated.” 

At the event, Chowdhary announced that Tuk Tuk is extending the appeal for another six months.

“It was a big step for us, but once we talked to SLA we felt this was something we wanted to do. A street food restaurant helping street kids. It couldn’t be better! It’s a great journey we have been on for the last five months. And thanks to all our customers who supported us. We are very happy to carry on for another six months. We are looking at this as a long-term relationship,” he said.

“We are full of gratitude and so encouraged by the generosity of Tuk Tuk and its customers,” said Gillie Davidson, SLA founder. “It’s not just about the money but about breaking down barriers and sharing a moment to think about all the children around the world. Eating a meal together is so important in all cultures and it is also important at that time to remember those less fortunate.”
Inspired from the streets of India, Indian Street Food is what Tuk Tuk do best and they are proud to nourish those who come from where their concept was born.

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