The extended lockdown in the state has raised concern for the poor and needy who have been the daily bread earners. But thanks to the NGOs like Healing Touch Multipurpose Society, which is taking care of the daily wage workers. Healing Touch has collaborated with the Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) for its program called Sabki Rasoi — a virtual kitchen for people in urgent need of food for their survival.
In Nagpur, they have collaborated with a city-based NGO called Healing Touch. Yesterday, they distributed around 500 food packets to the poor and the needy in the areas of Pilli Nadi, Kamptee road slums where the daily wage workers have been struggling for their sustenance. Healing Touch in association with the volunteers of several other groups like Jamitul Ulema, Vision Education and Social Welfare Society, International Sunni Center and NCP workers distributed the said food packets in the aforementioned slum areas.
The food packets were distributed in the afternoon for lunch. The selected slum area has a maximum number of migrant laborers and workers who rely on their daily earnings for their survival. But with the current lockdown, they are unable to earn. Mr. Irshad Khan, the Project Coordinator for Healing Touch has been playing an active role in connecting with the said NGOs and groups for the food distribution in the slum areas. Ever since the lock-down was announced, the group has formed a city level virtual group to coordinate for the ration and food distribution in Nagpur.I-PAC intend to distribute more such cooked foods in the city, hence this program – Apni Rasoi is likely to continue. Stay tuned for more on the city.