Five thousand meals from CLC for Poson
CLC General Manager Denis Gruhier distributes packed lunches at
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo hosted a Poson Dansala near the Gangarama
Temple on June 23 for the third consecutive year.
The CLC team comprised approximately 90 to 100 volunteers from all
departments who gathered on the Poya Day to assist with the task of
preparing and distributing meal packets. The associates began
preparations early Sunday morning preparing 5,000 meal packets for
distribution at the dansala. The meal packets were cooked and packed by
employees at the hotel premises.
The Cinnamon Lakeside team distributes packed lunches on Poson
The gathering outside the Cinnamon Lakeside Dansala near the
The hotel's kitchen staff took on the challenge of cooking a large
quantity of yellow rice, dhal curry, brinjal moju and soya curry
complimented with chili paste. A number of the hotel's senior chefs
contributed their expertise in tackling the formidable task.
The turnout for the dansala was immense with distribution beginning
at 6.30pm and lasting approximately an hour. Associates distributed a
meal packet and a cup of yoghurt to each member of the public. The
recipients included senior citizens, differently-abled people, parents
CLC General Manager Denis Gruhier expressed his pride in the team.
"We are delighted to note the overwhelming response we received from our
associates. Gathering the volunteers required to assist in the cause was
effortless." Staying true to the John Keells Leisure Sector Pledge 'I
Will Care' the project strengthened the employee's team spirit.
The hotel hopes to return in 2014 with another Dansala and aims to
exceed expectations and cater to a higher demand to satisfy the growing