This Delhi-based NGO is providing food to 450 families in times of coronavirus lockdown
The nationwide lockdown imposed in view of the coronavirus pandemic has severely hit many poor and rural families. Daily wage labourers are among the worst affected because their survival depends on daily wages.
In the nation’s capital, supporting migrant workers is the Sunaayy Foundation. The Foundation delivers essentials to the doorsteps of the workers. As per an estimate, about 450 children of 2,300 migrant workers’ families have been severely hit in New Delhi.
“While this period is challenging for everyone, it is especially tough on the poor daily wage labourers as they don’t have the luxury of small savings to help them ride through these times. Hence, this effort on our part,” Richa Prasant, Founder, Sunaayy Foundation, told New Indian Express.
The Delhi-based NGO has been providing education to underprivileged children for the past 10 years. However, once the lockdown was imposed, classes had to be suspended.
As of April 13, Sunaayy Foundation distributed 4,000 kg of grains, 2,000 kg of potatoes and onions, and 800 soaps to the affected children and their families.
“Due to the lockdown, we could not teach the children anymore. But that doesn’t mean they should not get food because we were providing them two meals a day,” Richa told The Logical Indian.
Swami Shantatmananda of Ramakrishna Mission in New Delhi also came forward to support these children and their families on April 1. Nearly 400 packets of food were distributed. This work was supported by members of Young Indians (Yi).
“We have given them ration that can take care of them for 10 days. Each food packet contains five kg flour, five kg rice, two kg dal, two kg potato, two kg onions, one litre oil, one kg salt, and two soaps.” added Richa.
Yi Delhi voluntarily works towards raising funds for sourcing and packaging relief material which is then distributed by Sunaayy Foundation.
Edited by Javed Gaihlot