The cheap lunches are part of a "Meals of Love" project started about two months ago by Hope Club. Initially, the club served 70 portions as a test, but demand was so high that the number was increased to 200.
Each of the 25 members, who come from different universities in Ha Noi, plays a different role. Some travel to the farm of Thuan Nguyen Company, located 30km from Ha Noi, to pick up the fresh vegetables. In the afternoon, all members gather at Linh Thong Pagoda to process the dry ingredients. At 4.30 next morning, some arrive at the pagoda to start cooking so that 200 portions can arrive at the University of Science by 9.30.