With an intention to help the needy and frontline workers to help fight COVID-19 pandemic, Reliance Foundation will be providing over three crore meals through ‘Mission Anna Seva.’ Reliace Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Reliance Industries, which has built country’s first COVID-19 hospital and is also supplying PPEs as part of its effort to fight coronavirus pandemic.
Nit Ambani, Chairperson, Reliance Foundation, has said that ‘Mission Anna Seva’ is the largest free meal program undertaken by any corporate foundation globally. In an employee communication, she said, “COVID-19 is an unprecedented pandemic for the world, for India and for humanity. These are difficult times. Through Mission Anna Seva, we will provide over 3 crore meals to marginalised communities and frontline workers across the nation.”
Under the initiative, the foundation will be serving ready-to-eat food packets and dry ration kits to daily wage earners, slum dwellers, urban service provider, factory workers, and residents of old age homes and orphanages.
Nita Ambani said through a statement, “As India enters this extended period of lockdown, our hearts go out to all our fellow citizens who depend on daily wages for their survival. Whenever India is faced with adversity, our people have always overcome it with unity and determination. Our response will be no different. Together, we will win. Our pledge is to feed needy Indians. In our culture, Anna Daan is Maha Daan. The Upanishads teach us that food itself is Brahma.”