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Feed the Daily Wager by Zomato Feeding India

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Daily wagers rendered jobless by the current COVID-19 pandemic need our help. As the crisis grows, livelihoods of a large number of families in India that survive on daily wages have been affected deeply. Workers at construction sites, shops, restaurants, delivery staff and local transport systems, the daily wager community has seen their only source of income come to a screeching halt, leaving them with no means to earn themselves a meal during these days of lockdown. Hunger and desperation prevails, and we can do something to help our fellow citizens.
 
Zomato Feeding India (a not for profit managed by Zomato) 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 like 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 responsible distribution of these kits while ensuring ‘Social Distancing’ guidelines.
  • Earlier, we have successfully mobilised 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 standardised 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

About Zomato Feeding India:

Zomato Feeding India is a not for profit organisation, designing interventions to reduce the problem of hunger within the underserved communities in India. We have a growing network of 26,700 volunteers present across 100+ cities in India and have served over 3.6 crore meals to those in need so far through our 5 key programs.

In case you have any questions, suggestions or feedback, please feel free to reach out to us at contact@feedi.ng.
You can read more about us here: https://www.feedingindia.org


Ask for an update
5th April 2020
Dear donors,

It has been over a week since we started with ‘Feed the Daily Wager’ and we would like to let you know about the progress so far.

We’ve been able to raise a total of ₹22 crores so far, largely through individual donors. We have been able to distribute over 100,000 kits in more than 20 cities spanning across all metros and smaller cities like Patna, Jhansi, Guwahati, Dehradun and others. Through the next week, we plan to expand our supply chain to more cities in India.

Each ration kit that we distribute is good for a family of five people for a week – that means that these 100,000 ration kits translate to about 1 crore meals (10 million meals = 100,000 * 7 days * 3 times a day * 5 family members).

This has been possible through the tireless efforts of our implementation partners and volunteers and support of partners like Big Bazaar, Grofers, Walmart and METRO Cash & Carry – amongst others.

How are we distributing these ration kits?

We have partnered with local NGOs, district administrations and volunteers across these cities to help us distribute ration kits responsibly while adhering to the social distancing norms, to ensure safety of volunteers and beneficiaries.

Some of our partner NGOs

Action Aid India | Dream Girl Foundation | Mobile Creches | Yuva

Here are some pictures from our distribution so far:
You can see a detailed update here: https://www.zomato.com/blog/feed-the-daily-wager-update

Thank you for your contribution.

Regards,
Team Zomato Feeding India
Dear donors,

It has been over a week since we started with ‘Feed the Daily Wager’ and we would like to let you know about the progress so far.

We’ve been able to raise a total of ₹22 crores so far, largely through individual donors. We have been able to distribute over 100,000 kits in more than 20 cities spanning across all metros and smaller cities like Patna, Jhansi, Guwahati, Dehradun and others. Through the next week, we plan to expand our supply chain to more cities in India.

Each ration kit that we distribute is good for a family of five people for a week – that means that these 100,000 ration kits translate to about 1 crore meals (10 million meals = 100,000 * 7 days * 3 times a day * 5 family members).

This has been possible through the tireless efforts of our implementation partners and volunteers and support of partners like Big Bazaar, Grofers, Walmart and METRO Cash & Carry – amongst others.

How are we distributing these ration kits?

We have partnered with local NGOs, district administrations and volunteers across these cities to help us distribute ration kits responsibly while adhering to the social distancing norms, to ensure safety of volunteers and beneficiaries.

Some of our partner NGOs

Action Aid India | Dream Girl Foundation | Mobile Creches | Yuva

Here are some pictures from our distribution so far:
You can see a detailed update here: https://www.zomato.com/blog/feed-the-daily-wager-update

Thank you for your contribution.

Regards,
Team Zomato Feeding India
27th March 2020
Dear donors,

Thank you for your contribution to 'Feed the daily wager', we have managed to collect a total of INR 12 Cr out of the total INR 25 Cr requirement. Such overwhelming support from our donors only drives us further to make a bigger impact in the lives of people in need.
 
Here is a glimpse into the first set of distributions that we've managed to conduct:

     

                   

Regards,
Team Zomato Feeding India
Dear donors,

Thank you for your contribution to 'Feed the daily wager', we have managed to collect a total of INR 12 Cr out of the total INR 25 Cr requirement. Such overwhelming support from our donors only drives us further to make a bigger impact in the lives of people in need.
 
Here is a glimpse into the first set of distributions that we've managed to conduct:

     

                   

Regards,
Team Zomato Feeding India
Rs.131,625,158 raised

Goal: Rs.250,000,000

Beneficiary: Zomato Feeding ... info_outline
Only INR donations accepted
80G tax benefits for INR donations

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