MUMBAI FOOD RUN
As the lockdown was announced in March 2020, a large portion of the population in our country started facing numerous issues with respect to arranging necessities like food and basic sanitary care. Many were dying out of starvation as they didn’t have access to even a single meal a day.
The Mumbai Food Run is an initiative that was launched in April 2021 which purely focused on COVID relief operations for the underprivileged and homeless of our city. What started as a 7-day food distribution drive has now officially turned into a movement where they have already distributed over 35,000 meals. Their current goal under the Mumbai Food Run is to distribute over 50,000-80,000 meals in the next few weeks.
It is a very sad but true fact that even in today’s date, due to financial reasons or lack of awareness, many women use cloth or even hay during their menstrual cycles.
Under this initiative, they set up a team of over 100 people and entire supply chain was created for sanitary pads in the city. With the help of huge donations, they were able to purchase and distribute sanitary pads all over the city! This great initiative positively impacted thousands of women and the awareness which was spread surely did bring about change. They have successfully distributed over 40,000 sanitary pads over the past year and are expecting huge consignments to come in that will be distributed soon!