Project Annadanam is an initiative by the Rozi Roti Foundation, a registered Section 8 non-profit based in Hyderabad. The foundation is promoted by a group of professionals who have been involved in various aspects of international development.
The Hunger Problem in urban India:
As international development professionals who have worked across the country and other developing nations, one of the biggest social and developmental challenges that we have seen in India is the prevalent, and underappreciated phenomenon of urban destitution.
Hunger in our cities continues to be a very visible, yet relatively unaddressed problem. The statistics speak for themselves:
- 20 Crore Indians are undernourished
- 48% of women of reproductive age and 59% of children under 5 are anemic
- One in five children under the age of 5 are underweight and two in five are stunted
Project Annadanam was borne out of a resolve to help make a difference, however small, to this dismal state of affairs.
How we address Hunger:
We have entered into an agreement with Touch Stone Foundation, an affiliate of Hare Krishna Movement, Hyderabad to provide us packets of cooked food on a cost reimbursement basis. Our van picks up the food from Touch Stone Foundation’s premises and distributes it to the urban destitute who live in the streets and pavements around Gachibowli, Hyderabad.
We started operations on 1st March 2018 and have distributed 18,732 meals as of November 30, 2018.
We plan to increase the food packets distributed from 100 a day to 200 a day, staring Jan 2019. The funds we request would go towards food procurement and distribution costs for one year, from January to December 2019. The detailed allocation of estimated costs is provided below:
|SL No||Cost head||Amount|
|1||Food procurement cost (estimated for 200 meals a day at Rs.25 per meal for one year)||1,890,000|
|2||Food packaging cost (estimated for 200 meals a day at Rs.5 per meal for one year)||360,000|
|3||Salaries (estimated for one van driver for a year)||180,000|
All donations to Rozi Roti Foundation are eligible for tax exemptions under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act.
Get to know us better:
You can go through our website, twitter handle or our Facebook page to know more about Project Annadanam.
If you wish to learn more about the promoters, you can go through our linked in profiles which are provided below:
Anjaneyulu Ballem, Denny George, Veena Yamini A and Arunabha Bhattacharya.
We look forward to your support and help to make a difference to the lives of those who go to bed hungry.