Acid assault survivors in Agra are finishing up a meals distribution drive for Covid sufferers and the needy folks affected by the pandemic.
The drive, collectively supported by Chhanv Basis and Sheroes Hangout Cafe run by acid assault survivors, is being run beneath the ‘Smile Objective Hai’ marketing campaign which goals to convey smiles on folks’s faces in these difficult instances.
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 folks.
“We have now begun distributing meals packets and ‘thali‘ since Might 17 to Covid sufferers at District Hospital in Agra and to the folks residing on footpaths or slums,” he added.
Initially we used to distribute about 40-50 ‘thalis‘ to Covid sufferers and vaccination employees on the District Hospital’s isolation ward however as of late the variety of sufferers could be very much less so we’re giving about 20 ‘thalis’ there, Mr Shukla mentioned.
We have now additionally been giving 70-80 meals bins containing sabzi, daal-chawal, roti, raita and salad, he added.
“The kitchen employees 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 each day,” Mr Shukla mentioned.
Sharing her expertise, Roopa, who works on the cafe, mentioned that on Wednesday meals packets had been distributed to sufferers on the District Hospital and youngsters who dwell on footpaths on MG Highway.
“This work makes me and my group joyful as we’re in a position to convey a smile to the faces of the needy folks throughout this pandemic,” Roopa, an acid assault survivor, mentioned.
The co-founder additional mentioned, “We’ll proceed this meals drive publish Covid as nicely, as we all know how tough it’s for homeless folks to dwell with out meals. We’ll carry on delivering meals bins as per our capabilities.”
Spokesperson on the Sheroes cafe, Ajay Tomar, who additionally helps in packing meals bins and delivering them to sufferers, mentioned that individuals can be part of their initiative.
Individuals can assist us to proceed this meals drive by offering ration and different cooking necessities, he added.
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