“Each one of us can make a change. Together we can make a difference.” Togetherness is the need of the hour! Reckoning the current situation caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the vulnerable community, small farmers, and daily wage workers are suffering the most as their livelihood and hunger have reached an unpredictable situation with no certainty.
To extend its support in these difficult times, Shanti Foundation has taken an initiative by providing a bag full of essential food items including wheat, rice, dal, cooking oil, sugar, and basic spices, to support the families in need. Each bag contains around 15 kg of essential food. Currently, Shanti Foundation is operating in rural Delhi, Rajasthan, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Punjab, and a few other states to lend a helping hand. While doing so, Shanti Foundation is also making sure to go eco-friendly as the essentials are being packed in a specially made long-lasting, re-usable bag.
The first launch of bags distribution took place in Pune on May 31, 2020, and 100 more bags are anticipated in the next 3-4 days. Similarly, the distribution process will be followed in other states, each schedule for distribution will be announced as we go along. At each location, efforts are made to involve local authorities and/or police to ensure safe and orderly distribution.
Throwing some more light on the initiative, Mr. Surinder Rametra, Founder of Shanti Foundation says, “Shanti Foundation has always tried its best to come forward and help the needy. We take it as our responsibility and will always lend our support to the best of our capabilities. By providing food bags, we are simply trying to ease off a tiny fraction of the sufferings being faced by the underprivileged section of our society. We just hope that our initiative makes a difference!”
About Shanti Foundation –
Shanti Foundation is a trust registered in India under the Charitable Act 1860 (Trust, Foundation), having Mission of Women Empowerment, Helping Destitute, Awareness of Healthcare and Environment Causes, and Promoting Education in Rural India. The Trust, based on the values and principles for which Smt. Shanti Devi stood throughout her life, is a strong believer of ‘Innovative Benevolence’ – a powerful model that exists in the form of institutions that go beyond the lifetime of its founders and continue to impact future generations. It is an approach that allows sustained institutionalized philanthropy, high impact, and socio-economic transformation.
It will be implementing various prototypes with the intent to build scalable and sustainable models. At the same time, the Trust shall continue to expand the areas of impact in collaboration with CSR in the corporate sector, NGOs, funding enterprises, and other like-minded contributors. The Trust is guided by several eminent educationists, industrialists, and philanthropist groups having a common goal to enhance its mission.
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