But, it still feels like we've gone back in time where hunger has become an urgency amidst the pandemic.
If it was bad, it's become even worse.
The people have been jobless for the entire year, and due to the current ongoing lockdown in Mumbai, they will be COMPLETELY BROKEN; they will die of HUNGER before the virus hits them.
Who are we?
Feeding From Far is an initiative that has been feeding the poor and unemployed who are struggling to feed themselves during the lockdown. We managed to distributed over 6 thousands vmeals to the needy since the first lockdown hit through cooked meals and ration kits.
Who do we help?
Since the first lockdown, we have been taking care of over 7,000 people in the largest & oldest dumping ground and slum in Tunni - Vizag . Since most residents of godavari are daily wage workers, rickshaw drivers, rag pickers etc.- they are all unemployed and unable to afford basic food at the moment.
And as the new lockdown continues, so does the lockdown on their livelihoods. Without having a source of income or opportunity to earn, these workers are absolutely helpless and rely completely on us for their everyday food once again.
What do we do?
To ensure the food does not perish, Feeding From Far is distributing ration kits that last a family of 5 for an entire week. The ration kit consists of:
1) Rice 7 kg
2) Wheat 7 kg
3) Chana dal 1.5 kg
4) Sugar 1 kg
5) Oil 1 Ltr.
6) Salt 1 kg
7) Turmeric powder 150 gms.
8) Red chilli powder 150 gms