The invitation was first made to the people who Parkash found digging through his restaurant's dumpster. Immediately, Parkash invited them in for a free meal. They became regulars to the establishment. When they stopped coming, the family missed them and wanted to invite others in to take advantage of the free meal.
Realizing he could not possibly reach all those in need by word of mouth alone, Parkash decided to create a sign to advertise his generous offer.
For the past six months, that sign has had a prominent place on the back door of his establishment.
The sign simply states:
If you are hungry and have no money to pay, just ring the bell below or come in for a free meal box/coffee any time."
In a second sign, Parkash has listed the free meal menu, which includes a vegetarian or non-vegetarian meal of the day and drink options. It also kindly asks if there are food allergies to alert the server.
It is because of Parkash's way of living that paying customers are flocking to his establishment. Indian Fusion truly is a family establishment - Parkash treats all guests, whether paying or not, like they're part of his own family.
Parkash's way of life is something we can all learn from. Parkash saw a need and filled it with something he knew he could easily do. Making food for those in need is no different than making it for his customers.
Imagine the impact we could have on the world if we all filled needs we recognized in the lives of those around us. It is when we learn to see through the eyes of another that we can best understand what those needs are.
I challenge all of us to find those needs and to fill them, just as Parkash has.