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Indian-origin man fired after video shows him getting 'free food' from Canada food banks meant for students
Mehul Prajapati
Image from video posted by @Slatzism by X

Indian-origin man fired after video shows him getting 'free food' from Canada food banks meant for students

| @@indiablooms | 24 Apr 2024, 11:24 pm

An Indian-origin data scientist has been fired from his job after he shared a video explaining how he gets ''free food'' from food banks meant for students in Canada

In the video, Mehul Prajapati, who works at TD Bank in Canada, explains how he saves ''hundreds of bucks'' every month in food and groceries by getting them for ''free'' from food banks established at colleges and universities by non-profit organizations, trusts, and churches.

Prajapati also showed his food haul for the week which included fruits, vegetables, bread, sauces, pasta, and canned vegetables.

''This guy has a job as a bank data scientist for @TD_Canada, a position that averages $98,000 per year, and proudly uploaded this video showing how much “free food” he gets from charity food banks,'' the video was captioned by an X user.

The X user later provided an update by sharing a post stating, "Update: the food bank bandit was fired." The user also posted a screenshot of an email from the bank confirming that the "individual named in the video no longer works at TD".

The video has sparked a debate among users, who slammed him and said that the food bank is meant for the poor and needy.

One user wrote, ''Food banks are often walk in. I used to regularly volunteer at my local food bank. People just come in and take what they need when the bank is open. Up until now, shame has been a guardrail for abuse. People won't come and stand in line unless they genuinely need the help. But some people don't have any shame.''

Another commented, ''Imagine stealing from charity meant for those in desperate need.''

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