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Help Us In Feeding The Urban Destitute
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    Denny George
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Rozi Roti Foundation

    from Hyderabad, Telangana

80G tax benefits for INR donations


About Us:
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
The Global Hunger Index, 2018 places India 103rd in a list of 119 countries and classifies our country under ‘serious concern’ category. The rank is worse than most of our neighbors including China (25), Sri Lanka (67), Myanmar (68), Nepal (72), and Bangladesh (86), except for Pakistan (106). There is little being done to address the challenge of chronic hunger, especially for those who are most vulnerable.
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:
Project Annadanam uses food vans to provide food to the urban destitute. At present, we use one food van to provide 100 meals 6 days a week to the urban destitute in Hyderabad.

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.
How we plan to utilize our funds:
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 NoCost headAmount
1Food procurement cost (estimated for 200 meals a day at Rs.25 per meal for one year)1,890,000
2Food packaging cost (estimated for 200 meals a day at Rs.5 per meal for one year)360,000
3Salaries (estimated for one van driver for a year)180,000
4Fuel cost70,000


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.

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