Covid-19, as the disease caused by the novel corona virus is called, has infected more than 1.5 Million people worldwide, killing more than 96,788 people. In India alone, the disease has so far caused 232 Deaths and infected at least 7,000 people across more than 30 states, as of 10th April 2020.
Medical experts agree that the only way to control the rapidly spreading disease is to practice social distancing and limit human-to-human interactions. In the past week, several states across India put this into action by closing down schools, colleges, malls, theatres, restaurants, shops and non-essential workplaces, recommending working from home where possible.
It’s important to remember that not all can remain in quarantine without their lives being completely upturned. The financial impact, especially on families that survive on daily income - laborers, domestic helps, taxi drivers, restaurant waiters, beauticians/hairdressers have been far reaching. On the other hand, there are many people in our society: doctors, nurses, conservancy workers (garbage/waste segregators), delivery staff, field volunteers working tirelessly to ensure our societal needs are met: often at the risk of personal safety.
But if there’s anything that the pandemic has taught us, it is that people want to help those who need it the most.
This crowd funding initiative by Healthycious
is to highlight citizen initiatives carried out to mitigate the economic crisis faced by vulnerable families as well as support those who are in the frontlines with the monetary resources they deserve.
Our larger objective is to inspire each one of us to look within our circles, our neighborhoods, our workplaces and support the vulnerable in this hour of need. The only way to fight this is together.
Every day the meals are being cooked and packed in the Healthycious Restaurant.
All hygiene standards and wearing of masks and caps while cooking as well as packing food packets are taken into consideration. The meals packets are then transported and distributed with the support of government officials. The distribution happens at 1 PM in the afternoon and 6 PM in the evening. The Healthycious
Plans to continue this service as long as the government imposed lock-down continues.
Step 2 Grocery Distribution