Acid assault survivors in Agra are finishing up a meals distribution drive for Covid sufferers and the needy individuals affected by the pandemic.
The drive, collectively supported by Chhanv Foundation and Sheroes Hangout Cafe run by acid assault survivors, is being run underneath the ‘Smile Goal Hai’ marketing campaign which goals to convey smiles on individuals’s faces in these difficult occasions.
Ashish Shukla, co-founder of Sheroes Hangout Cafe advised PTI that the purpose behind the initiative was to supply meals to Covid sufferers and financially disadvantaged individuals.
“We have begun distributing meals packets and ‘thali‘ since May 17 to Covid sufferers at District Hospital in Agra and to the individuals residing on footpaths or slums,” he added.
Initially we used to distribute about 40-50 ‘thalis‘ to Covid sufferers and vaccination workers on the District Hospital’s isolation ward however lately the variety of sufferers could be very much less so we’re giving about 20 ‘thalis’ there, Mr Shukla mentioned.
We have additionally been giving 70-80 meals packing containers containing sabzi, daal-chawal, roti, raita and salad, he added.
“The kitchen workers of the Sheroes cafe prepares meals with the utmost care of hygiene. And to make sure that we use hand sanitiser, face masks, hand gloves and safely ship meals packets every day,” Mr Shukla mentioned.
Sharing her expertise, Roopa, who works on the cafe, mentioned that on Wednesday meals packets have been distributed to sufferers on the District Hospital and kids who stay on footpaths on MG Road.
“This work makes me and my workforce completely happy as we’re in a position to convey a smile to the faces of the needy individuals throughout this pandemic,” Roopa, an acid assault survivor, mentioned.
The co-founder additional mentioned, “We will proceed this meals drive put up Covid as nicely, as we all know how troublesome it’s for homeless individuals to stay with out meals. We will carry on delivering meals packing containers as per our capabilities.”
Spokesperson on the Sheroes cafe, Ajay Tomar, who additionally helps in packing meals packing containers and delivering them to sufferers, mentioned that individuals can be part of their initiative.
People can help us to proceed this meals drive by offering ration and different cooking necessities, he added.
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