The COVID-19 crisis has impacted millions of people.
For the daily wager, the migrant worker, and the poor this is all about survival. Food is the key requirement. The lack of a steady income or a no-income situation is what many folks are staring at. This issue is apparent even in MUMBAI and there is an urgent need to provide relief to such citizens. This FOOD-CRISIS needs to be resolved.
Recognizing this need, the Rotary Club of Mumbai Brave Hearts and the Rotary Club of Bombay Pier began distributing packed cooked meals to the needy. The meals are delivered directly to them. The demand for food packets is overwhelming, and it is hard to turn people away when the food packs run out. The initiative is called ANNAPOORNA and different Rotary clubs in Mumbai have together distributed more than 6.5L meals as part of this initiative.
Each meal serving costs just INR 15.
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN
My name is Purvi Prabhu. I am a Grade 9 student at Bombay Scottish School, Mahim.
As India continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the country through strict lockdowns, it has ravaged the vulnerable low-income communities. Their lives have been turned upside down overnight and they are having a traumatic experience. Suddenly they are without any source of income, and even something as basic as food is a nightmare for them. So how will they survive?
I learnt about this initiative being done by the Rotary in Mumbai where they are currently distributing meals every day through multiple kitchens and feeding those who are hungry. My campaign aims to help as many of them as possible. I request all of you to support my campaign so that we can feed them and possibly feed many more. The funds collected from this crowdfunding campaign would transform their lives and bring more than just a smile to them. Let's come together and do our bit.
THE TEAM IN ACTION
AREAS WHERE MEALS ARE USUALLY DISTRIBUTED:
LOCATIONS OF THE KITCHENS
ABOUT OUR PARTNERS
The freshly minted Rotary Club of Mumbai BraveHearts (RCMBH) is an association of eclectic individuals. Chartered on July 2, 2020, the members of RCMBH genuinely believe in having the courage to follow their collective beliefs. Ergo, they indeed are 'Bravehearts'.
Following the legacy of the Rotary District 3141, our members come from all walks of life. We might be new, but our goals stem from the Rotarian ethos of humanitarian service to build goodwill and peace. Some of our flagship projects, like pediatric heart surgeries, affordable housing, prevention of sexual harassment, and auditory-verbal approach, have already been well received.
Feeding Hungry Stomachs is a need-based campaign providing food relief to those affected by COVID-19. It endeavors to reach out to the community caught in this pandemic without resources to fall back on. We serve meals with dignity as we strive to ensure no one goes to bed hungry.
The Rotary Club of Bombay Pier, also popularly called as RCBP, is a young, vibrant, and dynamic club of Rotary District 3141. We are currently 84 members strong. The average age of our club members is around 48 years. RCBP was chartered in 1992. Since 1992, the Rotary Club of Bombay Pier has been actively involved tackling important issues such as help empower youth, enhance health by fighting diseases, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, promote peace, and eradicate polio.
Our notable projects are supporting:
- Little Heart Surgeries ie. Pediatric heart surgeries for the underprivileged
- Groups of Disabled
- Society for the Education of the Challenged
- The Deaf-Blind
- Integrated rural village development at Jalna, Maharashtra
- Medical Camps at schools for the economically challenged
- Eradication of Polio
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as the trust is a registered NGO & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is accepted too.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to ROTARY. We will update you on the details of the beneficiaries as soon as possible. Once we get this information we shall upload a report on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about the beneficiaries.
When do I get the receipts?
The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations & ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation & you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.