Jyoti and Sundar first communicated online on Valentine’s Day 2017 via a dating app. Two weeks later, after having spent some time talking on the phone, they went on their first date.
As they describe it, “In the weeks and months that followed, those initial sparks of curiosity, attraction & questioning of ‘could this really be real’ blossomed into adventures and a love that is oh so really real.” The two were engaged in July.
Instead of a traditional gift registry, they requested that their well-wishers donate to one of their three selected charities. They contacted the Food Bank and set up a personalized donation page for them. They shared the link with their loved ones via their wedding website with this message:
“Thank you for blessing our marriage. We appreciate having such generous friends and family, and we are fortunate to have all we need. Please donate to help families in our community who do not.”
Their selfless act has raised over $4,300 for the Food Bank so far; that’s enough to serve 8,600 meals!
On behalf of the people we serve, we wish the newlyweds a lifetime of happiness.
Make a gift to the Food Bank in honor of the happy couple before their fundraiser ends on Valentine’s Day.