DXC Cares: Warm meals and warm hearts

Seema Share a Meal

Continuing our sharing of DXC Cares stories, here is another. This one is from Seema Das, who volunteers her cooking skills, love and time to feed those in need.  Read her inspirational story.


My dad once said, “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”

Since then, I always ensured that I did something every day that makes me happy. This might be as small as feeding biscuits to a street dog at my house lane. Even when I visit my hometown, I see my mom keeps small pots of water in our garden for all kinds of birds. Giving back is a family affair.

It’s been 12 years since I moved to Bangalore, and subsequently I’ve gotten busy with the “metro life.” Initially it was classes, assignments, cultural fests, etc., and then it became corporate life, 9 to 5 in the office.

At the end of the day you get a night’s rest because you’re tired — exhausted. But still, in the back of the mind, we ask ourselves, “Are we happy?” Like, really happy? Only when we try to answer that question we realise: We are just busy tracking time and money. Hold on — now this is getting too philosophical here!

So recently, I came across an initiative in Facebook that facilitates the distribution of wholesome home-cooked meals to the needy. This event takes place the fourth Saturday of every month. Since 2015, they have covered approximately 20 slums in Bangalore, and some 26,596 meals have been shared.

The best thing about the initiative is you can participate just by registering yourself as a meal donor, collection centre or volunteer. No money, no cheques — just a homemade meal, which you prepare with love at your own home!

I just loved this idea so much that I started my contribution to this initiative as a meal donor. I look forward for that fourth Saturday every month. And when I go to bed at night, it’s not only the tiredness that gives me a sound sleep, but also the happiness and content of me, Seema.

I came across this quote by Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” I love this quote and can relate to it. I chose to live by these words and I suggest to my friends that they do so as well.


Seema Das has over 7 years of experience as a TA specialist. She has just recently completed her first year at DXC. She originally joined as a Staffing Advisor, and has recently moved to GTA Recruiting Operations in a Content Management role.

DXC Cares recognizes our employee volunteers. Every day, DXC employees volunteer their time to make a difference in people’s lives. Check out more DXC Cares stories on Facebook.

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