Feeding India (a not for profit managed by is spearheading the ‘Feed the Daily Wager’ project to provide support to affected families across the country. Our aim is to help them have a reliable supply of meals in the absence of employment opportunities.
Why is this need of the hour -
A large number of daily wage earners do not have the backing of a steady monthly income or the flexibility of working from home as a lot of us have today.
They also do not have enough savings to stock up on food and other essentials for their family, young ones included. As responsible citizens of our country with the means to help, we need to unite together and help feed everyone and ensure nobody sleeps hungry.
Who will we help and how?
Daily wage earners have been most impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown
We have mapped close to 250,000 such families across 26 cities who need our support
One Ration Kit will be issued to every family mapped under us. Each kit will contain grains for a family of 5 for one week
Our raw grains will be procured from our supply partner Grofers and Big Bazaar, among others
This is a 100% not for profit campaign, and we will disclose the use of proceeds in a financial transparency report sent to all contributors to the campaign
Our volunteers and NGO partners will ensure the possible distribution of these kits while ensuring ‘Social Distancing’ guidelines.
Earlier, we have successfully mobilized millions of meals as part of emergency relief campaigns in 2019 during Assam, Bihar and Odisha floods
How will your funds be used?
We need 25 crores = 250,000 families x 2 weeks of ration x Rs. 500 per kit
Each kit for a family costs us Rs.500
We have made standardized food supply kits for a family of 5 for two weeks. Each kit contains a combination of food grains and pulses - Wheat Flour, Rice, and pulses.
100% proceeds will be donated in procuring and distributing meal kits to families of daily wage earners across 26 cities
80G Tax exemption certificate will be issued for all donations
COVID-19, as the disease caused by the novel coronavirus is called, has infected more than 2.7 lakh people worldwide, killing more than 11,500. In India alone, the disease has so far caused 4 deaths and infected at least 300 people across 22 states, as of 21st March 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 help, 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 segregation), delivery staff, field volunteers working tirelessly to ensure our social 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 crowdfunding initiative by Milaap 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