Following are some ventures to provide food and other essentials to daily wage workers:
NGO Goonj has increased their efforts to supply food, grocery and other essential materials to daily wage labourers and other needy individuals. Contact: 011- 41401216, 26972351
For food or other essentials in Gurugram
Vishal Tejpal: +919958161866
Loveleen Kumar Satija: +919999728452
Contact Adhikar Foundation
To provide cooked food to labourers
CAFETERIA & CO. AND RICO
They are distributing 1000 free meals a day to the hungry and needy in Delhi. If you know of any such family (or want to volunteer) call them on the following numbers
Akhil Malik: +919717466333
Saurabh Wahie: +919971444004
SUPPORT PROTSAHAN FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE FOR SLUM COMMUNITIES
Our team is working diligently with partner organizations to deliver dry ration relief packs directly to the families of disadvantaged children across Delhi. Each relief package contains 10 Kg wheat flour (aata), 10 Kg rice, 1 litre cooking oil, salt, spices, sugar, soap, and detergent, and costs Rs. 1120 (One Thousand One Hundred Twenty only) per pack.
We need your support to help more families who have the added disadvantaged of no money saved in a bank or at home. While we all work from home, please consider donating the money saved on your commute or eating out this month. We need to raise Rs. 1,120,000 (Eleven Lakh Twenty Thousand only) to support 1000 families in Delhi slums over the next few critical weeks of lockdown.
PURANI DILLI WALO KI BAATEIN
To help in distributing food kits to 11,000 daily wage workers.
CRITICAL SUPPORT NEEDED BY DISADVANTAGED TB PATIENTS BY
We need funds for grassroots activities, where tiny funds result in life-changing decisions.
Operation ASHA’s Program Managers have been able to prevent migration of six patients from Gwalior and Bhiwandi to their villages. This would also result in their leaving TB treatment and contracting the dreaded drug-resistance. Five of them had no food and one had no money for rent and electricity bill. With support from Operation ASHA, they will stay put and continue TB treatment.
The activities for which support is being provided include the following:
Food, rent, electricity bills, soap, COVID test for existing patients of Operation ASHA
Testing for COVID-19 for TB patient and their families
Facilities will be provided to about 2,200 TB patients (nearly 11,000 persons) and families, spread across slums in Bhiwandi, Vasai (near Mumbai), Gwalior, Bhubaneshwar and Delhi. If we have surplus after 1 above, funds will be used to supply the communities/ slums/ villages where our patients live. Number of families in these communities are 5 Lakh.
Kitchen to Community Project with social distancing in Mukherjee Nagar
We are a bunch of friends from adjoining neighborhood who have been cooking for the past 17 days (as of 17 April) an average of hundred meals a day from our homes for a community kitchen which feeds close to 2500 people at every meal. We add a 100 bananas and biscuit packets to our cooked parcels as well. We got in touch with the locality police station and the Police Communications Officer has arranged for our food packets to be picked up from our neighborhood. Our main thrust is to provide filling yet nutritious meals for the community kitchen. We have started creating dry food ration parcels (containing essentials like rice, atta, daal, oil, salt, masalas, soap, etc.) as well with the donation money which we are distributing in the neighboring jhuggis and to daily wage laborers whose earnings have stopped or vastly depleted, such as rickshawwallahs. We have talked to the neighborhood gurudwara president and he also directs needy people to us for the dry ration parcels.
Paloma: +919818150728 to donate for the dry ration parcels
It delivers 15,000 packets of food supplies per day to 500 workers in old Delhi, supported by Panchshila Community. (click image below to watch video).
SHRI SARASWATI EDUCATIONAL TRUST
The trust is distributing 100 ration packs to Rozi Roti per day and and 150 khichdi tiffins from home.
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In association with some charitable institutions and individuals is providing food to the needy sections of society, facing hardship due to COVID-19. They are supplying 700 food packets every day in partnership with the Delhi government.
They are providing meals to patients and relatives outside AIIMS, Safdarjung and in a labor colony at Lodhi Road. They require cooked meals/ rations/ money. They're based in Adhchini but using the kitchen of ‘National Blind Association’ at Lodhi road.
RESIDENTS AND GURUDWARAS IN VASANT VIHAR
Vasant Vihar residents have contributed in cash or kind to the local gurudwara whose in house cooks are making 2,000 hygienically packed meals a day. The police come to collect and distribute them among the needy. Evening meals being loaded into police vehicles with DP jawans, for transportation to distribution destinations.
DELHI ROZI ROTI ADHIKAR ABHIYAN
Addresses S.O.S food requirements in Delhi. Since the lockdown, people associated with the Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan have been receiving emergency requirements of food from various parts of Delhi for daily wagers, homeless persons and residents of slum clusters. As the number of requests increased, we set up a system to verify each call and then provide assistance by mostly linking people up with a private individual who could transfer funds/sponsor food packets. Since March 26, we have got over 10,000 S.O.S food requirements and have been able to raise Rs. 1,70,000 which people directly transferred to those in need. In most cases where requirements were met through private contributions we are able to get photos of the food distribution.
+918882048340 send a message with your name, phone number to contribute
MCKS FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY FOUNDATION
To support the community in New Delhi during lockdown, this NGO has increased capacity at the MCKS’ Kitchen by 6x and delivered 60,000+ nutritious cooked meals in a period of 7 days. Each nutritious meal of approximately 450 calories, costs only INR 15 /-.
A team of well-trained in house cooks who follow standard operating procedures to maintain hygiene and quality parameters was hired. They also started distributing nutritional and energy packed foods such as biscuits, bread and rusk. Currently they’re working with government authorities of Delhi to make this possible. Daily, they identify localities where people are hungry and help MCKS distribute the food there.
OUR DEMOCRACY- IN
The wake of the health and subsistence crisis triggered by the rapid spread of Covid -19 in India, the Citizen Collective for Humanitarian Relief, in association with the Centre for Education & Communication, is organising emergency distribution of food/ration among the working-class families of Delhi NCR. As part of this initiative Our Democracy has set up their first Workers' Dhaba (kitchen) in Delhi University. They aim to provide ration or two cooked meals a day to those families who have lost all source of livelihood following the complete nation-wide lockdown ordered on 25th March. The cost for one family’s meal (5 persons) is about Rs. 250, and as of today they are able to reach 800 people every day.
Distribution to Milk to children in Delhi Foodshaala Foundation
is providing milk to 1400 children in need in Delhi using government networks. If children do not get the right nutrition during this period, it will not only affect their immunity to fight diseases now, but also affect their health and productivity for the rest of their lives. The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) is providing nutritious food packets consisting of items such as daliya, poha, peanuts, chana and jaggery, to all families under the Delhi Against Malnutrition campaign. Foodshaala is further supporting the DCPCR to provide milk to all children in need. The DCPCR has acquired Rapido Bikes to ensure delivery of milk to remote areas of Delhi.
Delhi’s government is also organising awareness camps in schools to ensure that children keep up hygiene and are aware of the symptoms that manifest. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia said two schools in border areas have been opened for migrants labourers-- in Anand Vihar and Ghazipur.Not just shelter, food is also being arranged in these schools for those who wish to stay. The Delhi government has started 568 hunger relief centres in schools, apart from 238 night shelters to provide food to over four lakh people daily.
On March 31, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced that the Delhi government will arrange facilities to feed 10 to 12 lakh people daily from April 1 in view of the coronavirus lockdown.
Delhi government is feeding 3.5 lakh-4 lakh people daily until now, and will start feeding 10-12 lakh people in no time. Upon further deliberations on this, it was found that people were crowding at the food centres. So it was decided to create more centres.
"The government provided lunch to 6,48,469 people and dinner to 6,50,667 people at around 1,500 centres on April 4," according to the statement by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Nearly 2,500 schools and 250-night shelters have started distributing food to 500 people a day, bringing the total number of distribution centres to nearly 2,800.
To ensure that the free meal scheme is equitably accessible to the needy so that they do not have to walk for miles looking for food, the Delhi government has made the schools and night shelters as key food distribution points. At the time of food distribution, the government is also ensuring social distancing, safety and sanitation for the people, the statement added.
view inside the government schools- At a time, only a particular number of people can enter the school to take food. Meal for only two people is given to one person at a time. In order to avoid hoarding and repeated distribution of food, ration card is checked. For those who do not have a ration card, the government has made arrangement stop make temporary ones as well. Strict social distance norms are followed. Each person is placed at a distance of one meter from each other in the queue.
Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, GB Pant Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital have been declared Covid-19 dedicated hospitals.
As many as 123 medical teams screened more than 15,000 people living in 4,032 houses. Thousands of people were quarantined and tests were done. The hard work of the health officials and the successful implementation of Operation Shield made Dilshad Garden in Delhi coronavirus-free.
Yamuna Sports Complex
Owned by DDA (Delhi Development Authority ), this sports complex has been converted to a clean shelter by the Delhi government and is housing 275 migrant workers. Migrant workers stuck in Delhi due to the lockdown from other states namely UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, West Bengal etc are also using this facility. Further the Delhi Police who is on constant patrols brings people here from all over the state. Proper meals are served to everyone each day and for comfort yoga classes are being held.
LIST AND MAP OF SOME PLACES DEDICATED FOR CORONA RELIEF
THE PRIVATE SECTOR'S OUTREACH
A chain of restaurants specializing in tea is providing free meals to daily wage laborers by communicating with local authorities.
The food delivery portal, is solving hunger, one meal at a time, by engaging volunteers across various cities. Under their ‘Feed the Daily Wager’ campaign, they have made ration kits containing wheat flour or rice and two types of pulses required for a family of 5 for one whole week.
It has also introduced ‘contact less deliveries.’
Doctors treating Coronavirus patients at Delhi’s Lok Kalyan Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital and GB Pant Hospital are accommodated at the five star hotel, The Lalit. The cost of the same is being borne by the Delhi government. This precautionary measure is to keep the doctors on duty away from their families so as to contain the spread of the virus.
The work plan prepared by the government for the healthcare workers and professionals on Coronavirus duty is a 14 day shift followed by a 14 day quarantine.
Hyundai Motors India
Hyundai Motors India handed over PPE kits, N-95 masks, 9-Ply masks and food rations to the Delhi government in support of fighting the war against COVID-19.
Uber India pledged free rides worth INR 75 lakhs to the Delhi government, for transporting frontline health workers and other essential services.
SHRI SARASWATI EDUCATIONAL TRUST
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DELHI ROZI ROTI ADHIKAR ABHIYAN