Businessman gives monthly treat to the needy






Unwavering kindness: Christopher handing out packets of premium chicken briyani to the underprivileged in Jalan Masjid India.

Unwavering kindness: Christopher handing out packets of premium chicken briyani to the underprivileged in Jalan Masjid India.

KLANG: Businessman Christopher Ravin Thomas never wanted for anything while growing up.

His parents owned a movie and music distribution company and ensured that their four kids had the best of everything, especially food.

As a boy, Christopher wondered if those living on the streets would enjoy the type of dishes he liked.

“I used to notice them on the way to my parents’ business premises in Jalan Masjid India. I felt very sad,” said the 44-year-old father of three.

Young Christopher vowed that once he grew up, he would feed the needy to make them happy.

“I started with regular street feeding in 2002 but over the years, more organisations did the same and food was in abundance,” he said.

Christopher also noticed that the food provided was almost the same.

“I thought it would be best for me to give them a monthly treat with special food instead,” he said.

So, for the past 14 years, he has been serving premium chicken briyani to those who need a good meal.

The food is catered at RM15 per head and handed out in Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur.

Christopher, who offers 300 sets of the briyani at every session, said his monthly treat is well received.

He also feeds 30 orang asli families every Sunday, and pays the rent and grocery bills for almost 20 senior citizens and needy families.