With an intention to do its bit to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Nagpur NGO Lalitya Foundation has provided food to around 7,500 needy, including the migrant labourers, the homeless and the poor, from April 1 till now. Since the lockdown was first implemented, the NGO has also been providing police personnel in the city with tea, water and sanitiser bottles.
The food, which is provided to the needy, is being prepared at a community kitchen based out of Vishranti Gruh, which is owned by Akshay Ananthkrishan. A meal kit prepared at Vishranti Gruh includes: Masala puri and pickle, Barbati-Aloo, Masala Dal Khichdi, Chola Puri, Lemon Rice, Aloo Poha, etc.,
From the kitchen in Sitabuldi, the food packets are then distributed to the various areas of the city by a team, which include: Abhay Roy, Abhishek Chourasia, Akshay and Anirudh Ananthkrishnan. Prasad Pimprikar, President, Lalitya Foundation, told Nation Next: “Service to Mankind is service to God. In these tough times, we all need to come together to fulfil our responsibility towards the society.”