Following are some ventures to provide food and other essentials to daily wage workers:
Assisting senior citizens and people with disabilities (living alone) with medicine, grocery, vegetables and fruit deliveries, cooked meal deliveries
Target is to provide 5000 bananas a day to vulnerable communities (homeless, migrants, daily wage workers, vendors) present along the Eastern and Western Express Highway, Kurla, Kalbadevi, Thane, Kalwa, Versova-Dahisar link road.
GRACE OF GLORY MINISTRY TRUST
A relatively new organization that has been reaching out to low-income and vulnerable communities in 20+ settlements across Bhiwandi, Thane, Kalyan and Dombivli and identified requirement of desperate support to these groups. Launched a campaign to offer relief support, already distributed to 50 families. Require desperate support and funding.
RISE AGAINST HUNGER INDIA
In Mumbai, about 2,500 meals are being cooked daily and being distributed in Kurla, VT Station, Church gate Station, Byculla, Dharavi and Bandra. Due to high demand, the number is being pushed to 3,000.
Working with migrants in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan.
TEAM MUMBAI LOCKDOWN 24X7 RELIEF HELPLINE
Group of around 20-30 young individuals eager to help in the time of growing crisis due to the pandemic. As of 10th April, received 1,700 calls most asking for asking for ration, transport of cooked food and medicines. It works in a way that those who call the helpline are connected to the NGOs or volunteers who are handling relief work in the particular area the caller hails from. In extreme cases where no NGO can deliver them ration due to the quarantine, we have transferred money to the kirana store which can in turn deliver the grains.
is providing ration and food for tribal and worker settlements in Palghar District. Says government does not provide adequate supplies. Require additional food items.
Provides affordable and high-quality primary-preventive health services. Sharing government approved online prevention guidelines and raising awareness of the situation on Facebook and Telegram through campaign ‘Smart Bano, Swasth Raho’.
Supporting vulnerable groups by providing essential medical services (consultation, lab and medicines) through 16 medical centers across Mumbai; adapted to tele-consultation since the lockdown.
Facilitating delivery of food to the vulnerable and affected. 250+ families have been provided with dry ration for 2 weeks and 3,000+ families in need for support have been identified.
Supporting public health systems with PPE. ~3,000 units of PPE have been provided to front line staff at public hospitals, police and other relief workers in Mumbai and we already have a request for 20,000 more at USD 5 per unit.
CENTRE FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE
Providing aid to vulnerable communities all across Maharashtra and Mumbai
TEACH FOR INDIA
Over the last week, Teach For India Fellows' begun identifying the needs of our 32,000 students across 7 cities. This exercise highlighted a set of critical and urgent needs. To ensure that our students and their families have sufficient food, water, shelter and medical assistance, Teach For India is making an appeal to you to participate in our relief efforts. Coordinating relief operations through vetted organisations, NGO’s and Teach for India Alumni.
Jitendra and his team have estimated 100-125 families in slums near Yaari Road, Versova with zero support. The goal is to raise INR 2,50,000 to provide food and essential items for a period of one month.
Along with five others initiated #FeedMyMumbai, an initiative in collaboration with Jagganath’s kitchen to feed the people on the streets with ready/ cooked meals and providing ration (dal, rice, oil, salt, potatoes etc.) for over 50 families in Ambedkar Nagar and nearing chawl areas. They aim to raise INR 50,000 for this effort.
SREE MUKTI SANGHATNA
Sree Mukti Sanghatana, through its Parisar Vikas program, is working with over 3000 waste pickers in Mumbai Metropolitan Region providing PPE’s, food and ration, and direct cash donations.
Undertaken Food distribution program from 24th March to 15th April 2020, Time: 12:30 to 3:00. This is not only initiated for patients and their family members standing outside KEM , Sion & TATA Hospitals, for treatment but also poor and needy. Also providing 2000 containers of water until 15th April.
ROTI GHAR – KHUSHIYAN FOUNDATION
Foundation has distributed 98,950 meals from 25/3/2020 – 11/4/2020 to the vulnerable communities across the country and continue to do so with the extension of the lockdown.
Khushiyan Foundation with their initiative Roti Ghar Foundation has distributed 98,950 meals from 25/3/2020 – 11/4/2020 to the vulnerable communities across the country and continue to do so with the extension of the lockdown.
In Mumbai they have covered Khar, Virar, Santacruz, Juhu, Versova, Malad, Thane -Waghle, Govandi Slums 1 and 2, Hiranandani Thane, Peddar road, Jupiter hospital, Sion Koliwada.
KHAANA CHAHIYE – PROJECT MUMBAI
Another initiative by Project Mumbai is their Khana Chahiye campaign. Partnering with restaurants , caterers and charitable institutions they’ve built their supply to organize 10,000+ meals a day across the city.
Aim to deliver 20 tonnes of hand sanitizer, 50,000 3-ply masks and 10,000 N-95 masks to healthcare workers, policemen and other essential services.
Working with Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC), Public Health Department and manufacturers to deliver masks and sanitizers to every Government Coronavirus hospital in Mumbai as well as Primary Health Centers, police stations and CBOs.
The first batch of supplies have been delivered to Cooper Hospital, Balasaheb Thackeray Trauma Care Hospital, Meghwadi Police Station and Rajawadi Police Station.
THE PRIVATE SECTOR’S OUTREACH
ZOMATO, SWIGGY, GROFERS, BIG BAZAR, GRAB DUNZO
Have tweaked their platforms to on board local Retailers/Grocers and/or pick grocery/medical items from a local retailer and making doorstep deliveries.
CEO Neville Noronha & DMart COO N. Bhaskaran pledged 50,000 grocery kits to be distributed among the less privileged, mostly in containment zones, between 7-14 April.
Trusts has committed Rs. 500 crores to all affected communities. PPE’s , respirators etc., imported by TATA Companies through AirAsia on April 9.