Following are some ventures to provide food and other essentials to daily wage workers:
COVID-19 Lockdown- Government Hunger Helpline
This is for the sections of the society who are unable to ensure the supply of food for their families. It is delivering cooked food from Chief Minister’s Kitchen, Dal Bhat Kendra or Community Kitchen. It will also deliver dry ration within 24 hours on a needs basis. One can also report an issue with their local PDS dealer through this helpline.
District helpline: 1950
State Helpline: 181
Multi Art Association (MAA)
This NGO is making masks for the government and distributing them free to the poor. They are also involved in making sanitary pads. Volunteers are going on their bikes to villages and distributing food grains and potatoes to prevent starvation.
Pratigya in Collaboration with IIM Ranchi
Pratigya is an independent youth initiative mobilising citizens to donate for the daily wage workers. With INR 2,000 a month, you can support a family which has lost its income due to the coronavirus pandemic. A kit of essentials will be provided to each family with the money. It has provided direct cash transfers to around 196 families in Rain Basera, Khadgera and supported the creation of a common fund for any contingent expenses for specific families. Along with this, 336 extremely vulnerable families from jagannathpur, Idranagar and Latma basti will be provided all essentials.
Jharkhan Social Welfare Foundation
This NGO is delivering essential food items such as rice and pulses to homes along with handing out ready-made cooked meals every single day to the needy. Everything is done while taking care of the social distancing notice issued.
Give India partnered with esteemed brands such a Coca Cola, Tesco, Myntra and Airbnb. It has an online donation platform and aims to channel and provide resources to credible non-governmental organisations across India. they are raising funds for two COVID19 programmes at the moment:
1 Donation for food parcels for daily wage earners
2 Hygiene kits for those in high risk areas Pan India
The not-for-profit organisation is reaching out to vulnerable communities in the states of Bihar, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha and Uttarakhand. SEEDS is supplementing public health systems, supplying hygiene kits and supporting the establishment of temporary quarantine facilities. It is focusing on immediate needs in the areas of financial and essential services support for daily wage workers. It provides INR 500 meal kit for a family for a week consisting of a combination of wheat, flour, rice, oil, salt and pulses.
Siddharth Sharma: 9267943261
Jan Jagran Kendra (JJK)
The NGO is donating hygiene kits and emergency food supply to the economically weaker section of the society in the Hazaribagh district and supply of essential items in both rural and urban areas.
Pahal Corona Relief
Sambhavna and Chingari Clinics
Sambhavna and Chingari clinics, as well as the Bhopali people themselves, provide crucial support and safeguard the vulnerable in the city from the effects of Covid-19. The community volunteer program and WhatsApp groups allow our staff and volunteers to reach those in the city who require medical assistance or are unable to access food, medicine and other necessary supplies. In addition to the Sambhavna staff, drivers from Chingari are using the clinic’s vans for home visits and to deliver food and medicine to the vulnerable.
Chingari drivers deliver food to those who cannot leave the house
Goonj ( Raahat COVID-19)
Goonj, with this initiative is relying on its trusted need-based disaster relief and rehabilitation
model to reach the most ignored communities. It has provided immediate relief in the form of
ration kits to about 7,200 families in India. Over 15,000 sanitary pads have been distributed.
Along with this it is supporting 11 community kitchens, supplying them with basic ration and
utilities. 9,000 kgs of ration in the form of rice, pulses and wheat has been distributed.
20,600 cooked meal/ food packets have been distributed to migrant labourers and daily wage
workers across the country. To help as many people as possible, 32 organisations have been
given direct financial support. All this and more are under effect and needs donations to
In response to numerous calls and emails, Big Bazaar, which is still functioning during this
Lockdown is now providing doorstep delivery services in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore,
Gurugram and Ranchi. Big Bazaar is present in than 400 cities with over 1,500 stores that cover
16 million square feet of retail space.
The doorstep delivery steps are simple -
Step 1: At first you need to find the phone number of the nearest store. (You can check out above given list)
Step 2: After getting the number you need to make a call and place an order.
Step 3: Once you place an order the delivery executives will bring the products to your doorstep
Step 4: After receiving the products, you can pay them.
To check store status - bigbazaar.com/store-status/
This initiative has been started by the Ranchi District Administration along with many others retail partners. They are tirelessly involved in rendering and building up services to help all sections of the society during this quarantine. GroStop is an e-retail brand in the fields of fruits and vegetables along with dairy and bakery products and medicines. Services are available in Kolkata and Ranchi.
This is another store that comes under the initiative of the District Administration of Jharkhand. This is open by the order of the administration for food delivery which can be used to provide raw food items to various NGO as a donation in kind.
Rock Garden, Gandhi Nagar
Ranchi, Jharkhand 834008