Rise Against Hunger India has been actively organising COVID relief work in various parts of the country. Through multiple projects, it plans to reach over 500,000 people impacted by the second wave of the pandemic. As part of its overall drive, through grants made by Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, the organisation is providing five lakhs meals and 9500 kits of ration to families economically impacted by the pandemic. Additionally, provision of ready-to-eat food and drinking water is being made for essential workers, hospital staff, crematorium and burial ground staff, attendants of patients and others. Activities are currently underway in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and Nabarangpur (Odisha).
The drive is undertaken to ensure that immediate relief and emergency support reach the most affected people at a time when the whole country is battling the rise in COVID-19 cases. It is estimated that over 125,000 individuals including COVID patients in two healthcare facilities would benefit from this drive.
Commenting on the occasion, Dola Mohapatra, Executive Director, RAHI said, “We are humbled and grateful for the support extended by Salesforce to serve the needy during these tough times."
Sanket Atal, MD and SVP - Sites, Salesforce India, said, “As much as the country has the need to address the healthcare crisis, for many, access to food is a challenge. We appreciate the work done by Rise Against Hunger India to support the critical issue of nutrition, by acting now and leading the way to solve this issue.”