Food is the most basic requirement for all of us. Getting a square meal should not be a reason for distress for any individual. There are thousands of families for whom getting food is a luxury.
At Ehsaas (we are a Lucknow based NGO) we strongly believe that each city should have one or many food banks that ensure no one needs to beg on the streets for food.
The UP Food Bank is based at Lucknow. The FOOD BANK works as a bridge between the community and the contributor and not just ensures the distribution of ration but also ensures that it reaches the right beneficiaries.
The FOOD BANK acts as a support system to the underprivileged, who struggle to provide their families with the bare minimum. It eliminates hunger and transforms lives.
HOW THE FOOD BANK WORKS
The Food Bank is on a mission to serve the most marginalized sections of the society by making food accessible to them so that they can realize other goals of healthy living, education and safety. We aim to create a support system for those families that struggle every day to make ends meet yet at the end of the day the food that they eat does not provide them the essential nutrition.
THIS IS HOW FOOD CHANGES LIVES
The Food Bank works with communities' to identify such families and support them partially so that they can lead a healthy life and invest in their upliftment. This initiative empowers individuals by providing support in crisis, linking them with government programs and schemes. Each family that we support becomes a Food Bank Card holder. The beneficiaries are identified through civil society partners and community mobilizers who also monitor the families and support them regularly.
A STORY OF TRANSFORMATION
My name is Vasvi Agarwal. I study at GD Goenka Public School, Lucknow.
I am running this crowdfunding campaign to help anyone who has been impacted severely by the second wave of COVID. We are all in it together while dealing with such unprecedented times. It is hard to imagine the plight of families who are unable to get even 2 square meals a day. We must be grateful that we have a roof over our heads, food on the table and a comfortable safe place. This is not the case for these people who earn their bread daily and do not have any money for food. Rations are a simple and effective way of giving them access to food and will also eliminate their uncertainty of making ends meet on a day-to-day basis for those impacted and their families. This will help them overcome the trauma of the second wave.
It costs just INR 20 to feed a family per day. So just INR 600 will support them for a month.
We, the more privileged sections of society need to step up to support them. I request all of you to support my campaign so that we can also contribute to their well-being in our own small little way. Let's come together and do our bit to help our fellow countrymen.
MAP SHOWING WHERE THIS IS DONE.
EXAMPLES OF PEOPLE YOU CAN IMPACT :
THE FOOD BANK TEAM IN ACTION:
Ehsaas is A Non Government Organization, established In 2003 with an idea to bring positive changes in health, education, economical and social status of underprivileged section of the society. The Foundation’s vision is to provide a primary support and platform to individual and community for their sustainable progress and empowerment to lead a life with dignity and respect.
We as an organization, comprised of spirited youths, academicians and social activists recognize that bringing changes in health status, educational status, social norms, and economical status is a gradual process and require a concerted and sustained effort along with repeated exposure to alternative ideas. Our organization is tirelessly mobilizing individuals and community for health, educational, social and economical empowerment.
ABOUT THE FOOD BANK
The Food Bank works to eliminate hunger as the cause of lack of protection and education amongst children in Uttar Pradesh and to serve the most marginalized sections of the society by making food accessible to them so that they can realize other goals of healthy living, education and safety.
The food bank is the support system for those families that struggle every day to make ends meet yet at the end of the day the food that they eat does not provide them the essential nutrition. The Food Bank works with communities' to identify such families and support them partially so that they can lead a healthy life and invest in their upliftment. The Food Bank empowers by providing support in crisis, linking them with government programs and schemes.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as EHSAAS is a registered NGO and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act. Foreign funding is NOT accepted.
FEEDBACK THAT YOU GET
To ensure that there is complete transparency a report from EHSAAS ( this takes between 1 to 2 months usually after the funds are raised and transferred) about who benefitted from the funding will be updated. The details will then be posted on the UPDATES section of my campaign and will be in a format like the one below. As soon as the update is posted, the platform will send an EMAIL alert to all the funders - i.e to you. Click on the link on the email and you can read about which child benefitted. That's transparent right?
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to EHSAAS. 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 and 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 can we fund this campaign with a Cheque?
Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd account details are as below:
BANK NAME: HDFC Bank Limited.
BRANCH: Koramangala( Main Branch). City: Bengaluru - 560095.
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 50200013106778
IFSC CODE: HDFC0000053
Please draw a cheque in favour of "Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd", and deposit the cheque into the Fueladream Online Ventures Pvt Ltd HDFC Bank account (any branch across INDIA). After you deposit the cheque, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com with the following funder information.
1) Name of Funder:
2) Full address with Pin code:
3) Telephone/Mobile no and Email ID:
4) PAN of funder:
5) Cheque number:
6) Amount funded:
7) Whose campaign are you funding. (Name of the person OR campaign number/ID):
After the funds are received and the above details are verified, the fund amount will be transferred to the respective campaign. This can take from 1-3 working days.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept and 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 and 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 and you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.