Thousands of employees are staying at homes and fulfilling their duties as responsible citizens to flatten the curve. While we do so, there are NGOs who have come forward to help fellow citizens who are struggling for something as basic as food – these are the people from the migrant communities.
With the harsh blow struck by the Corona disaster, millions of migrant workers and labourers had to deal with reduced or loss of income, food shortages and job insecurity.
According to World Economic Forum, there are over 139 million migrants in the country.
And to help them, The Akshaya Patra Foundation commenced its COVID Relief Service on 25th March 2020. By adhering to all safety and hygiene measures, it serves meals and distributes grocery kits to low-income and marginalised sections of the society that comprises of daily-wage earners, migrants, labourers, construction-site workers, needy people at old-age homes and night shelters.
Every citizen is coming forward to do their bit to help people in distress due to the COVID disaster. With constant support from various State Governments & District Administrations, donors and volunteers, the Foundation has extended its relief operations to reach a total of 19 States of India.
Because of this generous support, Akshaya Patra has been able to serve a cumulative of 5,61,17,791 meals thus far.
Cooked meals are distributed on a daily basis to ensure that every individual is fed and does not have to stay hungry. Essential grocery kits are distributed every day to help migrants and their families survive during this testing time. Each grocery kit contains rice, pulses, oil, spices and vegetables that can serve 2 people with 42 meals for 21 days.
With the help of these donors and supporters, Akshaya Patra has equipped itself in providing food relief materials to the needy.
The entire Foundation wholeheartedly thanks each and every one who stepped in to support the COVID-19 food relief service. There are million more people who are still in need of food relief amidst the chaos. We can reach out to them only with support from generous people like you.
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