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Help us feed Daily Wage Earners in Delhi NCR during the Lockdown
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Arun Kumar

    from Noida, Uttar Pradesh


UPDATE on 17 May 2020:
Thank you to all our dear donors who have supported us to date from India, Singapore, US, Australia, UK and other countries. Your funds have enabled us to feed 2100 daily wage earners impacted by the lockdown. As the lockdown has been extended today to 31 May, we are extending our target to continue feeding 2100 people for the additional 14 days at the same INR 94,000 per day for grains, vegetables, oil and masala (cooking, packaging & distribution costs not included as direct donors are funding those). 
Every US$0.60 or INR 45 you donate can feed 1 person for 1 day.
Every US$8.4 or INR 630 you donate can feed 1 person for 2 weeks/14 days.
photos below of our daily donations - please support and spread the word!


Under the Coronavirus shutdown, thousands of daily wage earners have no means of earning food daily. These are the street vendors, taxi and rickshaw drivers, maids, cleaners and their families who make our cities hum and run - now with no means to earn their daily meal. 10 million of them live in slums with no bank accounts or savings to speak of, all across Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater Noida.

Despite government efforts, there are just too many who need our help. Working with our volunteers, catering partners and the Delhi policewe have been distributing food twice daily since March 27 using our own funds and from personal contacts. From providing one daily meal to 500 people, we went up to 2 meals a day from Apr 1. From Apr 5, total reached 1000 people receiving 2 daily meals as our volunteer group received permission to directly distribute food. With another 1,100 people now reaching out to us, we now have total 2,100 people who need food daily from us while they are under lockdown, which has been extended from Apr 14th up to at least May 3rd. Funds from individual supporters in India, Singapore and US will run out by April 15th  - in total, we need funds to provide food for a total of 19 days of which 3 days have been covered by direct donation of INR 4.5 lakhs - so now we need funds for 16 days in total for 2100 people i.e. 24.5 lakh rupees.
Your donation will help a human being receive food and not go hungry. 
Every US$1 or INR 71 you donate can feed 1 person for 1 day. 
Every US$16 or INR 1136 you donate can feed 1 person for all 16 days.

Every person will receive:
  • 1 morning meal of one rice item (450gm) with one vegetable/dal lentils gravy (250gm) and 
  • 1 evening meal of 5 roti/puri bread (200 gm) and one vegetable/dal (250gm)
We need your support - let's each do what we can to help and support our fellow brothers, sisters and their families in this time of need.

About the fundraiser: Arun Kumar Bhanja is driven by his desire to eradicate suffering, spread wellness and provide education to one and all. An IIT Post-graduate, educator, Yoga teacher and humanitarian, he is the founder of Infinite Dimension Charitable Trust & Pranashakthi USA Inc and has worked or collaborated with organizations such as ESRO, Asha India, Sattwikam and Mangai Trust for over 25 years. Working across Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Karnataka, Telengana, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, he and his able volunteers regularly provide food, educational support and wellness guidance to the young and old alike across orphanages and care home such as Saikripa, Desire Society, Prerna Sewa Vriddhashram, Sahara Home and many more.

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