Everyone should have an access to basic food
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.