India is the 2nd populous country in the world. With a population of around 1.25 Billion People after China. Due to the pandemic, many people have lost their jobs as well as many daily wage workers faced the problem of not able to feed their family. Many NGOs and organisations came forward to help people to feed people during an epidemic.
Feeding India by Zomato is a not for profit organization, designing interventions to reduce hunger among underserved communities in India.
In January 2019, Zomato and Feeding India’s association gave birth to The Feeding Foundation – moving from a primarily philanthropic relationship to a deeply collaborative alliance. Feeding India by Zomato has served over 123 million meals as of January 2021.
During the show, she told that her organization has helped to solve hunger-related issues across India and one of the largest organization which is working to provide foods to needy people. She told that when the lockdown announced the same day her organization also announced a mass level feeding campaign across India known as Feed The Daily Wagers. She told that in this campaign they served around 80 million meals to different daily wagers across India.
Delhi Todays Invited Srishti Jain Kawatra who is co-founder of Feeding India to share her experiences how she and her team helped to provide food to Millions of people during this Pandemic. Zomato Feeding India provided food to Millions of migrants workers who were not able to get food as many have lot their job .
During the conversation, she told that after feeding for around 3 months she realised that hunger is not a short term problem for people. During June when Migrants labourers were forced to go to their home state feeding India has put camps at a location like Highways, Railway Station and many more places so that they can more people at a time.
Delhi today talk Srishti Jain told on “after serving a lot of meals at the early phase of lockdown their organisation soon started the I am Feeding India Campaign. In which a lot of people donated meals through an online platform to help people to feed daily wage workers. Srishti told currently they are feeding around 60 thousand people and their target is to feed around 3 lakhs people daily”.
During the second wave, Srishti told that oxygen was the biggest problem of the people for which they launched “India Need Oxygen” in which they raised around 60 crore rupees under 4 weeks. This money helps to import oxygen Concentrator from different parts of the Globe. Feeding India also set up two oxygen Generating plants which helped to generate oxygen which was the need of hour during that time.
At last, Srishti Jain Kawatra told every person should have a social responsibility towards society. How one can help to do better for society. One should not donate only after retirement one can do good works before that and big change comes from small changes which happen continuously. She told that her past network of people across India helped to reach our campaign at such a great height and thanked volunteers for the commendable job during the Pandemic.