Zomato collects ₹1.5 crore in 17 hours to feed daily wagers who are out of work
Zomatofounder Deepinder Goyal said that they collected ₹1.5 crore in 17 hours to feed daily wagers.
- Goyal announced the initiative was through Zomato’s subsidiary – Feeding India, seeing donations.
- Zomato prepared ration kits with wheat flour or rice, two types of pulses and a bar of soap required for a family of 5 for a whole week.
Rs 1.5cr collected in 17 hours. Thanks everybody for your generosity. Need to get to Rs 25cr to make a widespread i… https://t.co/vPL5DrZWXu— Deepinder Goyal (@deepigoyal) 1585119243000
“As part of this campaign, we will provide food support to the daily wager communities that are currently unable to support their family’s food requirement. We have made ration kits containing wheat flour or rice, two types of pulses and a bar of soap required for a family of 5 for one whole week,” Zomato said in its official blog.
The amount required to feed one family of 5 for a week is ₹500. Each kit will be delivered to various locations across 26 cities. According to the company’s calculations, it needs a total of ₹25 crore to get the job done.
Several others too have contributed for such causes. Paytm announced a ₹5 crore fund for innovations that are working towards helping during the Covid-19 crisis.
Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra too tweeted asking people to take care of the ration for at least 3 daily wage workers families
The lockdown’s necessary, but will be devastating for the homeless, daily wage earners&contract workers. If each of… https://t.co/F1jdgzKG14— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) 1585113351000
Earlier, Anand Mahindra had offered Mahindra resorts for quarantine purposes. “The Mahindra Foundation will create a fund to assist the hardest hit in our value chain (small businesses and the self-employed). We will encourage associates to voluntarily contribute to the Fund. I will contribute 100% of my salary to it and will add more over the next few months,” he wrote on Twitter.
On the other hand, Reliance Industries has set up the country’s first designated Covid-19 hospital.
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