People from all walks of life participate in the FeedMyCity campaign
NEW DELHI: The campaign has enabled people from all walks of life to help meet the goal of 1 million meals for people from disadvantaged backgrounds during the ongoing national blockade to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sharing the experience, a serial entrepreneur and a co-trustee said that the success of the campaign demonstrates the selfless nature of India.
Our experience in recent weeks has reminded us of something we tend to forget: that giving is in the DNA of India. In the course of our work, we have come across surprising examples that have reinforced our belief that in India, people give no matter how little they possess, Ganesh said.
Sharing some stories, Ganesh spoke about Deepa Roseminj, a Mumbai-based housemaid who was extremely concerned about people after seeing news of mass migration and loss of livelihoods. Roseminj, a native of Chhattisgarh, is a trusted helper at the home of a businesswoman through whom she learned about the FeedMyCity campaign. After her employer contributed to the campaign, Deepa also wanted to help and promised meals for 10 people in Mumbai. She has expressed her wish to be able to do more for those in need as the blockade has been extended.
Sharing another story, Ganesh said that a Bangalore student promised to contribute one meal every day and expressed interest in doing more.
We do not believe that these are exceptions. The common Indians have to give in to them. We are inspired by these stories every day. Yes, there is a deadly virus in the air, but floating through it are also the best angels of our nature. Ganesh said.
In addition to ordinary people, prominent sports personalities, film and television actors have come forward to support the FeedMyCity campaign. Athletes including Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal, Vishwanathan Anand, Harsha Bhogle They are among the few who have supported the initiative.
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On Sunday, students from major schools hosted a virtual concert as part of the campaign to raise contributions to feed daily wage workers, homeless and disadvantaged children and front-line workers during the shutdown.
All contributions from initiatives like FeedMyBangalore ,,, and are being used to help the KVN Foundation deliver freshly cooked meals to those affected by the blockade.
FeedMyCity aims to provide 100,000 meals per day through the KVN Foundation. Each box of food costs Rs 30, and all contributions will be used directly to make these meals. >