A Companion to the Forgotten


“What is the ultimate purpose of life?” asks CNN Hero Narayanan Krishnan of Madurai, India. He answers: “to give.” In this video, Narayanan Krishnan is a companion to the homeless, the forgotten, suffering from hunger in his community. But it’s not just the hunger he helps to feed, he extends himself in selfless ways to ease the pain of their isolation.

Learn more about Narayanan Krishnan, an award-winning, rising chef, who now dedicates his life to caring for the homeless, sick, elderly, and mentally ill. He starts his day at 4:00 a.m. and, with his team, covers nearly 125 miles in a donated van, feeding nearly 400 people each day hot, vegetarian meals, often in 100 degree weather.

You can also visit Narayanan Krishnan’s website at www.akshayatrust.org.

After watching this video, what are some small and large ways that you give to a person or people in your community? Let us know your thoughts on this question or the video by commenting below. We would love to hear from you!