GUWAHATI: Volunteers of NGO Feeding India have been providing lunch everyday to over 500 daily wage earners and other needy people at various locations of Jorhat town since April 25. This is in addition to the ration that has been provided to over 2,000 families by them, stated a press release.
Volunteers are providing khichdi at Jorhat Medical College Hospital (JMCH) gate, inter-state bus terminus, JPR railway goods yard, etc, daily. Surendra Enterprise has been providing entire ration required in preparation of khichdi. The entire operation has the approval of the Jorhat district administration.
Attendants of patients, security staff and para medics of JMCH, daily wagers, homeless people have greatly benefited from the service. The volunteers have also been providing ration to more than 2,000 needy families of Jorhat since March 25.
According to Sajib Borua of Feeding India, as common people encountered severe problems due to the lockdown, especially food shortage, volunteers of the Jorhat chapter of Feeding India came forward to help them.
He said Feeding India is also on the lookout for benevolent individuals seeking to support with more raw materials for such feeding drives as he feared food shortage will remain during Lockdown 3.0. The Jorhat chapter of Feeding India was established last year. The Jorhat chapter of Feeding India also installed the first happy fridge of the Northeast where excess food can be kept by anyone and those in need of food can freely pick these up.