Covid-19: Dineout's 'Project Thali' to donate ration, cooked food to those in need

NEW DELHI: India's largest restaurant and restaurant technology platform, launched in an effort to end hunger, malnutrition and make available to those suffering to meet their needs during this national blockade.

The COVID-19 pandemic has strongly impacted the livelihoods and food security of millions of people across India. The Thali Project is a community-driven initiative that aims to connect the dots between volunteers, NGOs and the government to ensure that everyone, including our poorest and most vulnerable communities who cannot claim the daily ration, has access to food and food .

Ankit Mehrotra, co-founder and CEO of Dineout, said: “The COVID-19 crisis has had a disastrous effect on the livelihood of our most vulnerable communities, including homeless people, daily gambling and migrant workers. Older people with limited resources in this blockade have also been affected. This proportion of our population is more exposed to hunger, malnutrition, exodus, destitution and other problems that could be more widespread than the disease itself.

In times of such severe crisis, we have launched the 'Thali Project' to ensure that food reaches those who need it most in an effort to have a real and lasting impact on the elimination of hunger at the local and national levels. We have had some success in the past two weeks serving food to more than 100,000 people in collaboration with more than 1,300 volunteers, and inviting everyone to be part of our mission to ensure that no one sleeps hungry, he added.

Hosted in association with the non-profit Global Aid Group, Dineout's 'Project Thali' invites people to cook food or volunteer or donate ensuring food security for a vulnerable family for 15 days for just Rs 1,400.