While many of us are working from home, catching up on the latest shows, spending quality time with our family, at the comfort of our homes during this lockdown, there are also many people who aren’t as fortunate. There are people out there who don’t have a roof above their heads and can’t afford freshly cooked meals even once a day; their earnings have taken a massive drop and this lockdown has ended up being a very stressful time for them. But here’s where you and I can make a difference and bring a smile on their faces during this trying time. Here are NGOs that provide meals and medicines to the needy during this lockdown period. You can lend a helping hand by contributing to their cause in the form of donations of volunteer work. A little help goes a long way.
1. Khaana Chahiye Organization, Mumbai
Mumbai’s Khaana Chahiye Organization believes that hunger is as big a threat as coronavirus. And during these testing times, this organization has been serving food to the homeless, the needy and the less fortunate of Mumbai. They provide groceries and cooked meals to daily wage labourers, slum dwellers and homeless people of the city. KhaanaChahiye.com is an initiative of Project Mumbai bringing together restaurants, flight kitchens, caterers and charitable institutions that are willing to prepare more than 1000 meals a day to feed the needy. And you too can be a part of this noble cause and do your bit to help the society.
2. MCKS Food For The Hungry Foundation, New Delhi
MCKS Food for the Hungry Foundation is an NGO based out of Delhi, infused with Master Choa Kok Sui’s teachings. The team’s mission is simple, that no one should go to bed hungry. Over the last 15 years, the NGO has delivered more than 1,00,00,000 meals to the underprivileged, in partnership with authorities across India with more than 20 feedings programs. During this period of COVID-19 lockdown, MCKS Food for the Hungry Foundation have increased their kitchen’s capacity by 6 times and delivered more than 60,000 nutritional cooked meals over the last 7 days. They have a team of well-trained in-house cooks who follow strict hygiene and quality parameters. These nutritional meals and energy snacks like biscuits, bread and risk are distributed to the needy with the help of government authorities.
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3. Zomato Feeding India, Pan India
Zomato Feeding India is an NGO managed by Zomato. During this time of coronavirus lockdown they have a campaign known as ‘Feed the Daily Wager’ which provides One Ration Kit to around 250,000 families across 26 cities across India. Each kit consists of a combination of food, grains and pulses, that is wheat flour, rice and pulses for a family of 5. This campaign is aimed to help daily wage earners across the country who might have lost out on employment during this time of crisis.
You can read more about the cause and contribute to the fundraiser here.
4. Give India, Pan India
Give India is a pan India, non-profit organization. It’s an online donation platform with the goal to channel and provide resources to credible non-governmental organizations across the country. At present, Give India is raising funds for 2 coronavirus programmes. The first one is donation of food parcels for daily wage earners and the second one is to provide hygiene kits for people who reside in high-risk areas. You can even Donate To These 6 NGO/Citizen-Led Campaigns To Help Daily Wagers Affected Due To Lockdown
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5. Rise Against Hunger India, Bangalore
Rise Against Hunger India(RAHI) has stepped in to support daily wage workers, contract labourers, street vendors and construction workers who have been worst hit by the COVID-19 lockdown. They have lost their source of income and have no means to provide for their families. So this NGO is providing means and other essentials to this underprivileged section of the society. Within the first 5 days of launching the initiative they have served around 200,000 meals to 22,500 people. They are now ready to organize 2 million meals for the needy. Bakeries In Bangalore Will Now Remain Open For Deliveries And Takeaways
To donate and support their coronavirus relief efforts click here
So these are some of the NGOs you can contribute to and help out people who are in need. Whether it’s your time, money or efforts contribute whatever you can to make a difference in someone’s life.