Food Scheme Run By Mancherji Edalji Joshi Memorial Trust For Poor And Infirm Zoroastrians

Dear Members of our respected Zoroastrian Community,


The Managing Trustees of Mancherji Edalji Joshi Memorial Trust Wishes all our dear Zoroastrian Brethren A Very Happy and Healthy Navroze and Khordad Sal, in health and happiness with your dear ones.  And may DAADAAR keep Covid-19 at safe distance from you and your dear ones. The last 5 months have been extremely difficult for the entire human race in general and our community in particular. Never ever human beings  have gone through such terrible, terrifying and challenging times. I am sure, DAADAAR has been and will be kind to our brethren and the community comes out of the pandemic safely. Friends.  It has also been very difficult times for the MEJMT.  Due to lockdown, we were unable to reach out to Members of the Food Scheme, as travel to most areas in city was prohibited.  And also taking into consideration the safety of the delivery boys.


However, we are pleased to inform that the Food Scheme has picked up in the month of July, with delivery to near locations.  And we are sure, by end of July we will reach 100% of our Food Scheme Members. Also Food Distribution, monthly ration to needy families has also started from May / June 2020.


We are once again approaching all Zoroastrian Brethren for donation towards the ‘FOOD SCHEME’ which we run for old and infirm Members of our Community.


There are many old and infirm members in our community, neglected by the Society, some of them by their own children and family, and who are fighting for their survival. Who need your attention.  Most of them are frail, weak and bed ridden and do not have even strength to go to the roadside food stall to eat, and depend on their neighbours to bring some food for their survival.  The Food Scheme is run by Mancherji Edalji Joshi Memorial Trust, to feed such old and poor infirm of our community, which not only supervises the cooking of the food, but also deliver the same to the community members through Dabbawallas.


We are fortunate enough to get good donations past many year, which has helped us run the above Facility for deserving Zoroastrians.

Today the Trust provides 74 Old and Infirm, 6 Parsi Girl Students in J B Vachha School and 5 Parsi Boys from Gujarat, staying in Modi Hostel with daily meals to 23-26 Nassessers / Khandias with Breakfast, and 34 families are provided with monthly Food Grain Ration.


The annual expenses of running the Food Scheme for above deserving members of the community comes to Rs 38 Lakhs.

As on 31st December 2019, the cost of feeding all the members of the Food Scheme for one day comes to Rs 10,500.


Your generous contribution will help us in reaching out to our poor brethren.

Our Trust is a Public Registered Trust, registered with the Charity Commissioner, under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961.

The Trust Accounts are duly audited and filed with the Charity Commissioner and every donor, small or big, is issued a receipt.

We also provide 80G Tax Exemption certificate so that Donors can avail of IT reduction towards the donated amount, while filing their tax returns.


On behalf of the Trust, I appeal for your generous support to our Food Scheme.

Your donations can be made by Cheque in favour of “MANCHERJI EDALJI JOSHI MEMORIAL TRUST.”

For further enquiries, you are also welcome to contact us on and


Donation can be sent to:


Mrs Mithoo Jesia

Jesia  Building,

797 Jam E Jamshed Road

Parsi Colony, Dadar (E),

Mumbai 400 014

Ph : 2414 9571

Mrs. Tina Patel

623,  Marker Mansion,

Lady Jehangir Road

Parsi Colony, Dadar (E)

Mumbai 400 014

Ph : 2415 1354

Mr H N Daruwalla

Sethna  Building

2/689,  Dinshaw Master Road

Parsi Colony Dadar (E)

Mumbai 400 014

Ph : 2411 2330/ 91 98200 94243



Request all to kindly give widest possible publicity to this appeal, by forwarding the same to your family members and friends, to get maximum support to this noble cause.

We have now added a new scheme into our Food Scheme.   We have started a facility now, where in, Donors desiring to donate food on a particular day, may be a happy occasion in the family, Birthday, Navjote, or a Lagan, or a remembrance day, can do so.   We will distribute the Food to the Food Scheme Members, on a particular day from your donation and communicate the members accordingly.


Hoping to receive favourable response from you to our appeal.

Wishing you all once again Happy Navroze and Khordad Sal.

Thanking you and With Kind Regards.


Homi N Daruwalla.


Mob No + 91 98200 94243

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