Chef Vikas Khanna has left no stone unturned to ensure that the Nationwide lockdown didn’t affect the lives of daily wagers and those struggling for livelihood. Keeping his responsibility as a citizen and out of sheer humanity, he kickstarted the Feed India Campaign five months back. The campaign aimed at providing meals, essential goods to various parts of the country. Hundreds of food trucks were sent out on roads carrying dry goods, covering thousands of kilometres to provide help.
Now, the Feed India Campaign after five months of endless hardwork is celebrating 30 million meals that have gone out to those who need it the most.
Be it the Bihar & Assam flood victims, dabbawallas, cine artists or Ngos, the campaign has covered extensive areas and touched livelihood of millions around the country.
Talking about this,Chef Vikas Khanna , who has been spearheading the campaign from the US, says, “I am very happy that our purpose and dream of supporting people by providing food has reached a landmark of 30 million. It required a lot of planning and correct execution, but the results have been beyond satisfactory. I am also very grateful to Mukul Madhav Foundation, for helping Feed India Initiative reach far and wide. It is the support of each other that we can touch lives and make difficult times less challenging for those in need.”
With the help of many NGOs and NDRF and other organisations, the initiative has been a successful endeavour. Besides the meals Vikas has also distributed 4,000,000 slippers, 3million sanitary pads and 2 million face masks to those in need.
Ritu Prakash Chhabria, Trustee, Mukul Madhav Foundation says, “Through Feed India campaign, we were fortunate enough to address different segments of the society like transgenders , boatsmen etc and also helped make festivals like Eid and Ganpathi more meaningful for communities in these difficult times . We could reach out to so many people and understand their situation and their needs. We have been supporting our society, hospitals, institutions, various people by providing with life saving medical equipments, medical essentials, grocery kits and much more PAN India. Associating with Vikas Khanna and the Feed India Campaign has further enhanced our initiative. It has been a wonderful journey for us and together we have been stronger in solidarity.
More recently, as part of the Feed India Campaign is also distributed 2 million meals during the Ganpati and Shraad times , endorsing the thought that true essence of festivals is in caring for others and giving with a pure intent . The meal bags were first offered as Prasadam to Lord Ganesha in Siddhivinayak Temple ,Andheri Ka Raja and Lal Bagh Ka Raja, before the trucks will be on their route to distribute food from 7th September with NDRF.
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It all began as a promise to my Ma. Here is a 4 mins 11 secs of tribute to the journey. One of the World’s largest food drives of our times. 30 Million+ Meals 400,000 Slippers 3 Million+ Sanitary Pads 2 Million+ Masks Thank YOU FOR ALL YOUR LOVE & SUPPORT! @manojmuntashir