Coronavirus COVID-19 has created panic across the globe and the government has rightly called for ‘Janta Curfew’ to contain the spread of the virus. To minimize the loss of earning, economists have been advocating ‘Direct Income Transfer’ to the poorest sections of the society. To cushion the economic impact, especially for the poor section of the society, the central government has announced some fiscal measures and supporting budgets, packages of free ration and allowances are helping and will continue to help, but we have a very large society to feed. A huge percentage of labourers are daily wage workers, who migrated to big cities in search of work.
The on-going lockdown and stay at home advisory by the government has hit the poor and daily wage labourers the most who are struggling to make ends meet. With the work completely drying up these migrant workers are left almost no savings or ration to survive this dire situation. Since transportation has also been halted, most of them are stranded and are unable to go back to their native places.
Homefoodi took up the initiative to feed these stranded migrant workers. With the help of volunteers, Homefoodi team distributed ‘Home-cooked meals’ to the workers stranded at the Ghazipur border. Standing true to their commitment of “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas” and “Unity in Diversity” Homefoodi took it up as their responsibility to serve the needy during the time of crisis and plans to support on a massive scale during the trying times.
“We at Homefoodi believe there is no bigger joy than the joy of giving. We as a company have always strived to give back to our society and there is no better way to do the same as it is by helping the needful during the time of crisis” commented Dr. Mona Dahiya, Co-Founder and Director, Homefoodi.
The mass exodus is leading to a situation where people are most vulnerable and are left with no food and resources. Every human being is equally susceptible to the virus, thus every individual needs to be home and safe, and this can only be possible if these workers have a shelter to live in and food to survive by. This certainly makes it a part of our duty to be kind enough to aid the destitute help themselves out of the current scenario.
“We are overjoyed to serve food to the needy whenever we can and we will continue to do so whenever the situation demands. There is no guideline to help, so we need to provide help in our own little ways. For those of us who can simply go to the grocery stores and purchase food for our families, let’s buy a little extra for people who might need it more than us” added, Dr. Dahiya.