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Following are some ventures to provide food and other essentials to daily wage workers:

Diya Ghar

Diya Ghar is providing food and hygiene products such as soaps, hand wash etc to those who have lost their livelihood temporarily or permanently during this lockdown. Email: 


Contact: +919663798026 or +919620136320 or 08043752143 for help in Bengaluru.

Safa Society

Contact:  +918341655356 or

Adamya Chetana

is providing fresh hot healthy meals to the needy in Bengaluru. To inform them about a hungry family, call on 08026568483.



Feeding India The not-for-profit started the ‘Feed the Daily Wager’ project after the announcement of the 21-day lockdown to provide food support to families of daily wage earners across cities, who might have lost out on employment in this time of crisis.

The Good Deeds Network

aligns itself behind Education and Empowerment, Hunger management and Environment related issues. Contact Number: 9740015492

The Akshaya Patra Foundation

in close coordination with State Governments and District Administration has stepped in to provide relief by providing food to thousands of people across the country. By adhering to all safety and hygiene measures, Akshaya Patra has begun its relief service by providing a meal or dry ration support to people. Contact:

Rise Against Hunger India

has stepped in to provide workers with meals and other essential support. Our partners have been sending us SOS requests to support them during this unprecedented crisis.

Contact: +918025426948 (Office) +919108403329 (Mobile)

The K&G IRS Covid Relief Initiative

works to provide cooked meals to those who find themselves with no means to survive the current lockdown. These IRS officers work collaboratively with Atria Foundation, Lifeline Foundation and Samarpan Foundation, as well as the local administration- the BBMP (Bengaluru Municipal Corporation) and the Karnataka Police to pool together their resources to arrange and distribute cooked meals to areas in need.

In Karnataka

free food is being made available for daily-wage workers at Indira Canteens in Bengaluru. There are 191 Indira Canteens across 198 wards in Bengaluru. Indira Canteens were introduced in the 2017-18 budget by the then Siddaramaiah-led state government and aimed at giving subsidised meals to the urban poor in every ward.

Parikrama Humanity Foundation

The foundation has been working extensively in the field of education and runs four schools and a junior college in Bengaluru. It reaches 1800 children from 99 slum communities and four orphanages in the city. Parikrma also gives two full meals a day at these schools, even during the summer vacations when classes are held daily. And now, when the city is in a lockdown, the foundation still hopes to reach its students and their families. It is trying to raise funds for provisions to supply food to them.

To donate, visit Parikrama Humanity Foundation Website

Government helpline

To combat coronavirus, the Karnataka government has set up district-wise helpline numbers. The public can call these numbers to seek help. Below listed are the COVID-19 helpline numbers in Karnataka as well as district-wise.

COVID-19 Helpline Numbers In Karnataka

Coronavirus Queries: National Helpline Number – 1075 / 1800-112-545 / +91-11-2397-8046

Below-listed are COVID-19 helpline numbers in Karnataka

  • COVID-19 Karnataka Helpline Number (including quarantine violations): 104 / +91-80-4684-8600/6669-2000

  • For Curfew Pass:112. Read more here. For e-pass click here

  • For farmers: +918022212818 / 0237. Timing 8 am to 8 pm

  • Food Helpline: 155-214. Read more here

  • To book Ola or Uber for Medical Emergency: +919154153917/18 — or via the apps.

  • Bengaluru South coronavirus taskforce: +919946499464

  • BBMP home delivery: +918061914960

Three Wheels United

has launched a programme in Bangalore for auto drivers to provide delivery of essential goods like groceries and medicines.

Help Required


Rapid Response

is helping with much needed Hygiene & Dry Ration Relief Supplies. Request individuals & companies to come forward and support relief efforts. Please make a donation now. Safety & Hygiene Kits Costs Rs 600/- which includes Handwash Liquid, Soap, Dettol, Phenol, Bleaching Powder, Masks, Kerchiefs and Awareness pamphlets.


Dry ration Relief Kits Costs Rs 1000/- which includes Rice, Wheat, Dal, Cooking Oil, Sugar, Salt & Biscuit Packets.

Visit Rapid Response Website

Hasiru Dala

Hasiru Dala has identified ~1000 vulnerable waste pickers’ families (no BPL/ration card, no public housing, no predictable income) in 6 cities/towns in Karnataka (Bengaluru, Mysuru, Tumakuru, Davanagere, Hubli/Dharawad) who need immediate support. Need support for providing care kits consisting of 5 kg of rice/wheat, 2 kg lentils and 2 bars of soap, with each kit costing Rs.550/- including transportation to their homes.

Visit Hasiru Dala Website

With Bengaluru

is also collaborating with Government agencies to create food security, leverage Indira canteens, use the PDS system, ensuring prices are in check, etc; multiple efforts are needed as the scale of the problem is quite large. You know that many of our fellow citizens just do not have the privilege of working from home and paychecks coming into bank accounts.  As a collective, we are trying to identify folks that need help using hyper-local community organizations, estimate needs, procure supplies, raise funds, use technology for better planning and execution.


Food being made and distributed by Scift 

Akshaya Patra Foundation

Food being dispatched by the Akshaya Parta foundation in Bangalore to daily wage workers who are currently unemployed due to the outbreak of covid 19 pandemic. These workers sustained their lives on the daily earnings they received from the work. 

Shreni Relief Fund (Spearheaded by Shreni Community Trust)

aims to provide direct monetary support to weavers and artisans. Our aim to help their lack of access to monetary capital. Shreni Community Trust has a network of over 1500 workers, with secondary access to several thousand more from the informal sector. Our members are spread over the south Indian states, in clusters such as Kallur, Shigli, Kamatagi, Guledgudda, Channapatna, Srikakulam, and Gadwal amongst others. From this network, we will identify 500 of the most vulnerable weaver and artisan families who will receive direct financial support to address their immediate needs such as food grains and medical supplies, as well as, to make credit and loan payments. 



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