Advertisement
Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Bengaluru serves free food to needy during lockdown

Bengaluru serves free food to needy during lockdown
outlookindia.com
1970-01-01T05:30:00+0530
Bengaluru serves free food to needy during lockdown

Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) India''s tech city Bengaluru rose up to the cause of serving free food to the needy hit by the COVID-19 lockdown.

The government of Karnataka through Indira Canteens, TVS company, corporator Jaggi Marwadi, Suresh NGO, Jain Samaj KMYF and others served more than 2 lakh meals on Saturday.

As many as 75,000 people were served breakfast while 1.04 lakh people were served dinner.

Nearly 1,300 Packets of food were supplied to labourers working at Gina Engineering Company, 400 packets were distributed at Dairy Circle, 200 at Halasuru Gate police station and 400 at Mahadevapura slum.

Through the Labour Commissioner''s office, 12,000 food packets were distributed.

Likewise, needy people were also fed at the Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Elmala Station and Reva Union College and several other locations across the city.

On Friday, the same donors served 1.8 lakh meals in the city.

The state government has also started a food helpline -- 155214 -- for the labourers.

Namma Bengaluru Foundation lead by Karnataka''s BJP Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar reached out to the four slums of Amar Jyothi, Domlur, Vyalikaval slum (near Chowdaiah Memorial Hall) and Sanyasikunte in Hanumanthnagar to help 1,430 people.

The NGO is also planning to feed 700 rag-pickers from Hebbal (Kuntigrama) from Sunday.

"We are seeking funding and volunteers to provide grocery kits and food packets to waste pickers, construction workers'' families and children that are struggling to make ends meet," said Namma Bengaluru Foundation General Manager Harish Kumar.

Jain International Trade organisation (JITO), Bhaskar''s Mane Holige and Gilgal Charitable Trust have helped the NGO to reach out to hundreds of people with food during the lockdown.

Similarly, The Atria Foundation has also chipped in to serve 1.5 lakh free meals every day for the needy in Bengaluru staring Saturday.

The foundation shared four phone numbers - 9160467036, 9834075986, 9845099246 and 9845064414 - to contact for food.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Director General of Police Praveen Sood appealed to philanthropists to contact the nearest police station to donate food.

"Philanthropists, in case you want to support poor, leave cooked, packed, simple food at the designated police station and it will reach the poor," Sood tweeted.

He delegated Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police as the nodal officer to decide the distribution among police stations.

With the Covid lockdown striking the railway porters hard, who make ends meet with the daily wages they earn from carrying passengers luggage, the South Western Railway (SWR) zone''s Railway Protection Force (RPF) has distributed them food packets.

"Railway porters got affected the most by losing their livelihood as all passenger trains are cancelled," said the railway zone.

The RPF officials distributed food packets containing 5 kg rice, 1 kg wheat, 1 kg tuar dal, salt, red chilli powder, masala power and others.

The protection force is also planning to distribute 100 food packets to the needy on a daily basis from Sunday.

--IANS

sth/arm


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: IANS

More from Website

Akshay Kumar Unveils First Look of 'OMG 2', Calls It An Honest Attempt

Akshay Kumar Unveils First Look of 'OMG 2', Calls It An Honest Attempt

The actor played Lord Krishna in the prequel of this film, which released in 2012.

Sri Lanka To Give Pfizer Booster Shots To Frontline Workers, Seniors

Sri Lanka To Give Pfizer Booster Shots To Frontline Workers, Seniors

The booster rollout comes ahead of the government's plans to lift monthslong travel restrictions between provinces on Nov 1.

Mudslide Leaves Three Nomads Dead In J&K’s Pulwama

Mudslide Leaves Three Nomads Dead In J&K’s Pulwama

The nomad shelter in south Kashmir’s Pulwama came under a mudslide, leaving three people dead.

More from Outlook Magazine

My Name Is Khan: The Face That Launched A Thousand Products

My Name Is Khan: The Face That Launched A Thousand Products

Behind SRK’s lover-boy image lies instability—sensitive to social, cultural and political change.

A Fanboy’s Bollywood: Before And After The Khans

A Fanboy’s Bollywood: Before And After The Khans

How the larger-than-life Hindi film hero of ­yesteryears gave way to the relatable charm of Shah Rukh and the other Khans.

A Passage To India: Shah Rukh Khan Through The Eyes Of His Greatest American Fan

A Passage To India: Shah Rukh Khan Through The Eyes Of His Greatest American Fan

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has grown beyond the confines of Bollywood and India to find fame and fans worldwide, writes Beth Watkins.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement