Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Everyone should have an access to basic food

INVC NEWS  
Kolkata ,

As the country is going through the second phase of nationwide lockdown to cease the spread of deadly coronavirus infection, many destitute people have been struggling to make their ends meet, One of India’s  multi-stakeholder community of businessmen professionals, who share a commitment to shape the future of community and society, Jain International Trade Organization (JITO) Kolkata Chapter has been distributing 15000 packets of cooked food to the destitute people on the streets of Kolkata under their project Food4Everyone. The company has extended their CSR initiative and is planning to distribute 200000 food packets and cater to 15,000 people daily till the lockdown continues within an objective that maximum should have an access to basic meals. With the support of Kolkata Police, Food4Everyone distributed more than 3, 30,000 packets.

JITO members have also donated Rs. 243,39,03,012 in PM and CM relief funds collectively so far from all its chapters across India.

“Going with Prime Minister Narendra Modiji’s agenda that ‘no one will go hungry’ in the troubled times of COVID-19 emergency, we have decided to distribute daily over 15000+ packets of cooked food to the needy people, who are residing on the streets during the troubled times of COVID-19. As consuming good food helps in building the immune system, we feel that we have contributed in preventing the ongoing health crisis that hits people who are immune compromised. Our healthy and nutrient-rich food is a step towards prevention, “said Dr. Narendra Shyamsukha, Chairman, JITO Kolkata Chapter.

JITO is currently operating from seven kitchens, where all the chefs and their assistants take necessary precautions like wearing gloves, masks and using hand sanitizers while preparing the food. The distribution is being by the local cops, who allow 20 people at a time in the queue.

"We're expanding our hours so that we can accommodate more people. But we're reducing the number of people that we're allowing on site at any one time. We request more such organizations to come forward and help people in such an extreme situation,” added Dr. Narendra Shyamsukha.

“At Corona Outbreak situation, we are making sure that all the people who aren’t earning daily wages, stuck in the city, can't move back to their hometown, get daily food.” Said Prakash Nahata, Chairman, Food for Everyone Project.

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