ABOUT THE INITIATIVE
On 22nd March 2020, India faced an unprecedented situation. The might of the Coronavirus resulted in 1.3 billion Indians going into a complete nationwide lockdown. While the country struggled to understand the virus and aggressively battled to control it and most organised sectors decided to work from home, the informal sector of our country comprising of millions of daily wage workers were unable to sit back at home.
A group of young responsible Indians anticipated a hunger crisis that was about to unfold because of this lockdown. India was going to starve! Something needed to be done!
With a mission to feed those most effected due to the lockdown - migrant workers, the single mothers, widows, homeless children & many marginalised communities who depend on a daily wage to feed themselves, Youth Feed India brought together the Youth of India to see our country through the most trying times of our generation with a single mission - India must not got hungry!
Working through a network of volunteers along with the principal partner Safa Society, multiple NGOs, State Governments and the Police the initiative made sure that fewer people went to sleep hungry on a daily basis!
ESTIMATED 70 MEALS PER KIT
The food ration kits sufficed a family of five for two meals a day for a week and typically consisted of:
Wheat atta, Rice, Oil, Sugar, Tea Powder, Pulses, Chilli Powder, Haldi, Salt, Soap, Washing Powder, Bread, Biscuits
To help infuse liquidity in the localized areas, each food ration kit was sourced locally from registered local distributors & provision suppliers that would accept funds against a GST bill and through account transfers only.
The suppliers were encouraged to engaged local worker for packing the material under hygienic conditions to ensure there is secondary support employment generated during the tough times.
Our Vendors & Distribution Areas
Mahesh Traders, Rajendra Traders, Narayani Food Products, Apollo Pharmacy, Zinda tilismat, Ashraf Kirana,
Ravi Anna, Shree Venkateshwera, FCI, Sri Puneet, JP Pulses, Sri Ram Traders, Indiana Bakers, Minar Tea Company, OYS, AA Manufacturer
Shiv Milk general store
Waycool foods & products Pvt Ltd,
Apollo Hospitals, Bombay General Stores
Vanarani Stores, CM Traders,
Chennai police welfare cooperative store
Shree Ram Traders, TMI Colman
Sawan Ram, Wasson
Shri Nam Dev
Virchand Kimiji, Metro cash and carry pvt ltd, Nishrin Traders, The Legend,
Jain Provisions, Benzer Stores, Patel Brothers, Vijay Oil and Tea, Ganesh Trading, Kumkum Stores
Ankit Grain Store