List of NGOs providing relief during Covid-19
|NGO Name||Brief Description||State||Contact Details|
|MCKS Food for the Hungry Foundation||
MCKS Food for the Hungry Foundation a non-profit organisation based in New Delhi. Our team’s mission is simple - no one should have to sleep hungry. Over the last 15 years, we have delivered more than 1,00,00,000 meals to those in need, in partnership with authorities across the country with over 20+ feeding programs.
In the midst of the on-going pandemic, social distancing is a luxury that India’s informal workforce of 450 million cannot afford. With the government lockdown order and inadequate state provisions for food distribution, several families are sleeping hungry -- in their homes, stranded at railway stations or state borders.
To support our community in New Delhi during lockdown, we have increased capacity at the MCKS’ Kitchen by 6x and delivered 60,000+ nutritious cooked meals over the last 7 days. Each nutritious meal of approximately 450 calories, costs only INR 15 /-. We have in place a team of well-trained inhouse cooks who follow standard operating procedures to maintain hygiene and quality parameters. We have also started distributing nutritional and energy packed foods such as biscuits, bread and rusk. We are working with government authorities to make this possible. Daily, they identify localities where people are hungry and help us distribute the food there.
|Head Quarters in Delhi||
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|Youth Feed India Program under SAFA Organisation||The Hyderabad-based not-for-profit organisation works for the urban poor by introducing sustainable livelihoods through an area-based community model. This also includes establishing skill training centres for the youth. With covid-19 having adversely affected the migrant population, Safa & other NGOs including Cry , BGIF, and 15 others are helping us distribute in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurgaon, Delhi, Mumbai and North Karnataka.||Pan India||
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|Zomato Feeding India||The not-for-profit started the ‘Feed the Daily Wager’ project after the announcement of the 21-day lockdown to provide food support to families of daily wage earners across cities, who might have lost out on employment in this time of crisis. With the aim to raise INR 50 crore, the project is slowly inching towards the halfway mark, by having amassed more than INR 17 crore in donation. Each meal kit, procured with the funds and costing INR 500, should last a family of five for a week and contains a combination of basic staples such as wheat flour, rice and two kinds of pulses. The non-profit has partnered with other NGOs and social enterprises working on the ground such as the Centre for Education and Health Research Organisation in Delhi and Balancing Bits in Gurugram, while following proper social distancing guidelines.||Pan India||
Contact Person: Aman
Give India is a non profit organisation in India. It is an online donation platform and aims to channel and provide resources to credible non-governmental organisations across India. they are raising funds for two COVID19 programmes at the moments:
|Kashtakari Panchayat||Among the frontlines of India’s battle against corona-virus are waste pickers, who ensure towns and cities are clean and garbage-free. But given the nature of their work, they are also among the communities most vulnerable to infections. Pune-based Kashtakari Panchayat has organised a fundraiser to support nearly 7,000 workers in Pune and the neighbouring Pimpri-Chinchwad. The funds will be used to provide safety kits, consisting of gloves, masks, soaps and sanitizers, and a month’s supply of essentials, like grains, pulses, oil, sugar and tea. “It was necessary because most workers supplement their income by selling scrap," says Lakshmi Narayan, trustee of Kashtakari Panchayat. “But these shops are shut in the ongoing lockdown. The salary from the government is also most likely going to be delayed, which has made their income highly uncertain." So far, the organization has raised INR 8.5 lakhs out of a target of INR 2.5 crore over the past few weeks.||
|SEEDS||The not-for-profit organisation is reaching out to vulnerable communities in the states of Bihar, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha and Uttarakhand. In these regions, besides supporting the elderly and children, SEEDS is taking some burden off frontline health workers by supplementing public health systems, supplying hygiene kits and supporting the establishment of temporary quarantine facilities.||Pan India||
Contact Number: 9136001392
|Goonj||Besides providing immediate relief, the non-profit Goonj is also working towards long-term rehabilitation of daily wage earners, who are likely to be unemployed for an unforeseen period of time due to the pandemic. Under the programme Rahat, the volunteers aim to prepare kits with essentials such as dry rations and personal care products, and transport them to over a million people in areas with huge pockets of migrant labour. They will also utilise donations to address the impact on family income, healthcare, debt and education.|
Sharnarthi Sewa is a Non-Government Organization which is founded by Mr. Purshottam Sharma and led by the team of professionals as well as individual volunteers who are working strenuously in coordination with each other to realize the big dream of bringing conspicuous changes in the society especially in the areas concerning health, education, children development and women empowerment. Other than these areas, Sharnarthi Sewa aims at providing shelter to the destitute and thinking as well as working actively towards complete social welfare.
The organization is rightly based on humanity. It strongly opposes social inequality of every kind and works without backing any particular caste, creed or religion. It is continuously seeking to develop a full force of such people who have got the streak to serve needy and helpless. It welcomes the volunteers who believe in equality and want to contribute to the welfare of community. Joining hands for such cause would eventually turn the society to a paradise to reside in.
Contact Number: 9990595502
|Humane Universal Good Deeds Network||The Good Deeds Network aligns itself behind Education and Empowerment, Hunger management and Environment related issues.||Karnataka||
We have contributed in the field of education through dissemination of scholarships to the students of primary and junior school of the government schools. Every year we distribute approximately over 100 blankets in the month of January to the needy and poor.To bring harmony between the villagers we organize Bhagwat Katha and also distribute food to more than 1000 people.
We are trying to procure test kits for COVID19 and utilise them in hard to reach/ rural areas and providing meals to the migrated workers.
Contact Person: Amit
|Khushiyaan Foundation||Through its ‘Roti Ghar’ initiative, the foundation provides healthy and freshly cooked meals to children on the streets once a day. The team visits the adopted slums across Mumbai and has completed a year of feeding the underprivileged kids. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Khushiyaan has been providing meals to security guards, labourers and daily wage earners around Mumbai, Thane, Airoli and Bhiwandi through Roti Ghar.||Mumbai||
|United Way||United Way Mumbai is a part of the 130+ year old United Way movement engaged in nearly 1800 communities, spanning 41 countries across the world. Our mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good. We work closely with a network of 400+ NGOs and a large number of corporates for their CSR programmes, workplace giving campaigns and other events. This includes designing of CSR policy and strategies, due diligence of NGO partners, programme implementation, employee volunteering, impact assessments and financial and programmatic reporting. Over the past 17 years, we have partnered with over 300 companies and over 1,00,000+ individual donors investing close to INR 390 crore for community development projects. Our flagship programmes have been largely in the areas of civic awareness, health, safety and greening. In addition to this, we have designed and facilitated large scale interventions in the areas of education, nutrition and sanitation in urban and rural communities.||Mumbai|
|Akshaya Patra Foundation||
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is an NGO in India headquartered in Bengaluru. The organisation strives to eliminate classroom hunger by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the government schools and government-aided schools. Alongside, Akshaya Patra also aims at countering malnutrition and supporting the right to education of socio-economically disadvantaged children. Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) Mid-Day Meal Programme serving wholesome food every school day to over 1.8 million children from 19,039 schools across 12 states and 2 Union territories of India.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation, in close coordination with State Governments and District Administration, has stepped in to provide relief by providing food to thousands of people across the country.
Since the COVID-19 crisis, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, in close coordination with State Governments and District Administration, has stepped in to provide relief by providing food to thousands of people across the country. By adhering to all safety and hygiene measures, Akshaya Patra has begun its relief service by providing meal or dry ration support to people in Rajasthan, Gujarat, NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Haryana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Odisha. Till date 7,95,614 cooked meals have been served and 5,104 grocery kits have been delivered.
|Uday Foundation||The Uday Foundation works on health, support and dignity to homeless and disaster relief. The current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak continues to spread, making lakhs of homeless living on the streets with lack of ability to self- quarantine, access to medical care acutely vulnerable. Uday Foundation is providing all necessary help and services to this vulnerable section of the society in the time of crisis by accepting donation material such as soap for hand wash, sanitizers and one month's food supply to distrubute.||Delhi||
Contact Person: Reena Sen
|YUVA (Youth for Voluntary and Voluntary Action)||This NGO has been giving food to the slum dwellers and needy individuals amid coronavirus outbreak. They conducted a survey recently and identified households which are in desperate need of help -- like families of icecream walas, garland makers, waste collectors etc||Mumbai||
|Rise Against Hunger (RAHI)||
Under the current circumstances, the lowest strata of the society, comprising of daily wage workers, construction workers, contract laborers, street vendors have been the worst hit. These groups have lost the only source of their income and have no means to make ends meet or provide food for their families. Rise Against Hunger India (RAHI) has stepped in to support such groups in the time of this emergency by providing them with meals and other essential support.
Our partners have been sending us SOS requests to support them during this unprecedented crisis. With the uncertainty around when economic activities might be back to normal, we are working round the clock with our field teams and NGO partners to serve such vulnerable groups. Within 5 days of our launching this initiative, we have served nearly 200,000 meals to 22,500 people. Looking at the needs, we are now getting ready to organize 2 million or even more meals.
|K&G IRS COVID Relief Initiative||The K&G IRS COVID Relief Initiative works to provide cooked meals to those who find themselves with no means to survive the current lockdown. These IRS officers work collaboratively with Atria Foundation, Lifeline Foundation and Samarpan Foundation, as well as the local administration- the BBMP (Bengaluru Municipal Corporation) and the Karnataka Police to pool together their resources to arrange and distribute cooked meals to areas in need. These IRS officers believe that it is their duty to help society those who find themselves unable to support themselves in these trying times.||
Name: AXIS BANK
Branch: Marine Lines, Mumbai
Account of: Samarpan NGO ( Registered charitable Trust with 80G certificate)
|Clothes Box Foundation||The organisation has launched an initiative to distribute food grains and sanitar kits to those who are worst hit by Covid-19 loackdown. Eash relief kit to consisit of soap, masks, rice and dal.||LINK|
|Care India||CARE a global humanitarian organization is working with partners across over ninety countries helping the most marginalised women and girls in the fight on COVID 19. CARE India has a 1400+ team working with Government of Bihar in supporting the government in contact tracing, monitoring, infection control, laboratory and hospital strengthening for fight COVID||Bihar||LINK|
|Acid Survivors & Women Welfare Foundation||
Project ‘Feeding Chennai’
The 'Feeding Chennai' project aims to provide essential supplies and relief material such as Hygiene Kits and Food Packages to daily wage workers and low-income group. Through this project, we aim to reach out and positively affect the lives of over 10,000 families living in the slums opposite Chennai Central and in other prominent areas.
A/C Name: Acid Survivors & Women Welfare Foundation
A/C No: 913010030009987
Bank Name: Axis Bank Ltd, Kolkata
Contact Person: Mr Avijit Kumar
Contact Number: 98361 90904
|Network for Youth Development & Healthy Environment (NYDHEE)||In the current Pandemic situation, NYDHEE is serving the lowest strata of the society (such as daily wage workers, construction workers, contract laborers, street vendors etc) through supply of dry meals. Along with the supply of essential items, their volunteers are also educating households/community groups on the behavioural change aspect like hand washing, social distancing and other measures they must adapt to avoid contamination.||Odisha||LINK|
|Chikka Federation of India||Chikka Federation is a United Nations accredited NGO that is carrying out Covid-19 relief work through distribution of ration, masks and soaps amongst the resourceless commmunities of Muzaffarpur and providing meals to some daily wage workers and domestic help who have been rendered jobless in the current situation. The NGO is also carrying out awareness campaigns about the importance of maintaining social distance.||Bihar||
Contact Person: Santosh Kumar
Contact Number: 9570716800
Yein Udaan aims to create safe spaces (community centres) in low-income communities wherein residents of these communities can access learning opportunities, irrespective of their age, gender or occupation. The programs include value education sessions, sessions on academic support to help prepare for school examinations and extra-curricular activities such as music, dance and other art forms.
It is carrying out Covid-19 relief work and have successfully provided grocery kits with essential food items to 500 Transwomen and 900 daily wage earners along with their families in the first week of lockdown. They have additionally acquired 20,000 kits to benefit 80,000 people over the next four weeks.
Contact Person: Vedika Agarwal
Contact Number: 9962281029
|Jan Jagran Kendra (JJK)||The NGO has been working in the area of education, health, women empowerment and environment in the state of Jharkhand & Bihar. For Covid-19 relief work the NGO is donating hygeine kits and emergency food supply to the economically weaker section of the society in the Hazaribagh district||Jharkhand||LINK|
|Bhavishya Bharat||Bhavishya Bharat is a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in Hyderabad, India; providing quality health, education, livelihood and social development service to the most disadvantaged population in remote locations. As part of their Covid-19 relief work the organisation is distributing ration bags amongst the differently-abled||
Sikkim, West Bengal and Telangana
|Rasoi on Wheels||Rasoi on Wheels is a mobile kitchen service that is providing packed meal boxes which are served to the less privileged section of our society. For the Covid-19 crisis, the foundation is working closely with groups and organizations to provide cooked meals and dry rations to daily wage labourers and to the less privileged in Delhi-NCR.||Delhi||
Contact Person: Atul Kapur
Contact Number: 9811015420
|Nishabdha Seva Trust||
Nishabdha Seva Trust Is a registered public charitable trust in Chennai working towards the health and educational needs of the underprivileged. They are currently providing food to low wage families in and around Chennai.
|Chennai, Tamil Nadu||
Contact Person: Visswanathan
Contact Number: +91 9790724069
|The Swades Foundation||The Swades Foundation, founded by Ronnie & Zarina Screwvala, works in 7 blocks of Raigad district in Maharashtra, India covering 388 Gram Panchayats and approx 2,300 hamlets with a mission to empower 1 million rural Indians every 5-6 years, creating a permanent, irreversible change to rural communities. It implements a holistic 360-degree development model covering all aspects of individual and community development through 4 key verticals - Health & Nutrition, Education, Water & Sanitation and Economic Development. The foundation has also recently expanded its reach into Nashik district in Maharashtra.||Maharashtra||
Contact Person: Mohini Arora
Manager - Communication
Contact Number: +91 8208275516
For more details visit: LINK
|Humanity First||In India, Humanity First is helping the needy and underprivileged in several parts of the country. So, far, their team has helped with donating grocery items, masks, sanitizers, gloves and drinking water etc.||Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, AP, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Coimbatore, Orissa, Kolkata, Delhi, Punjab, Gujarat, UP and Kashmir.||
Contact Person: Shameem Ahmad
Contact Number: 9988991775
Contact Person: Syed Sohail Ahmad (Delhi NCR)
|Habitat for Humanity India||Habitat for Humanity India is supporting families and individuals living in vulnerable conditions with no safety net by providing them with essential goods and hygiene items. While housing is at the heart of everything we do, Habitat for Humanity India has been sensitising and raising awareness on the importance of hygiene and sanitation through our WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) program.||Delhi NCT, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal||
Director – Government Relations
Contact Number: +91-11-2374 3493/94/95
|National Hawker Federation (NHF)||
The street vendors and smallholder farmers form the two largest informal sectors in India. The National Hawker Federation (NHF) has been a key force to the Street Vendor Movement in India for the past 50 years across 29 states with more than 20 lakh members. NHF has been actively working with the Navdanya (Farmers network) and Qlikchain (Technology Partner), to empower the livelihoods and build an inclusive people-sustainable economy. The key initiatives in the wake of COVID-19 impact include:
|Kolkata, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Vasai,
Pune, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Udaipur, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi, Itanagar
Contact Person: Saktiman Ghosh
General Secretary, NHF
Contact Number: +91 9748585961
Since March’20, Oxfam India has been responding in 14 states with food, personal protective equipment (PPE), sanitation kits and awareness initiatives to support the efforts of the Indian Government and help the most marginalised and vulnerable communities.
The response focuses on Capacity Development of local stakeholders, Food Security and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), to ensure the Right to Survival for those worst affected – migrant workers, stranded daily wage earners, agricultural workers and other vulnerable groups, including women and girls.
Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat, Telangana, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and West Bengal
Contact Person: Laressa A. Gomez
Programme Coordinator - Humanitarian Communications
|Global Shapers Navi Mumbai Hub: Fighting COVID-19||Global Shapers is an initiative of the World Economic Forum that has dedicated its efforts to COVID-19 relief in the form of food and medical supply distribution. Global Shapers Community haa built strategic partnerships with stakeholders across the value chain (Manufacturers, Suppliers, On-ground logistics and distribution, Government etc.) in an effort to swiftly turnaround essential supplies to those in urgent need. Over the next 3 months, they are aiming to perfect the supply chain of medical supplies to reach 28,000 beneficiaries in Maharashtra – this includes testing of 13,000 beneficiaries and providing PPE to 15,000 medical professionals.||Maharashtra||
Contact Person: Samar Sikka
|17000 ft Foundation||
17000 ft Foundation is working to transform the lives of marginalized tribal communities settled in remote and isolated frontier villages of Ladakh. Today, 17000ft has a presence in 230 very remote villages of Leh and Kargil districts of Ladakh, impacting children and communities.
17000ft Foundation is preparing a massive in-School awareness campaign across 600 villages of Ladakh. The ‘Covid Preparedness for Remote Communities’ program is aimed at generating awareness about the Covid-19 crisis and prepares students and community members with the correct knowledge and ensure the villages have all the necessary health and hygiene essentials needed to combat the disease. As part of the workshop each school will receive a Health and Hygiene Kit along with Awareness posters and material.
|Leh and Kargil Districts, UT of Ladakh||
Contact Person: Radha Raj
Contact Number: 9818306168
|Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD)||
FSD relief/disaster management work initiated and supplied sanitizer, soap, precaution awareness, health care training for social distancing and supporting stay-at-home and provisions of Rice, Dal, Oil, Salt, Sugar, Vegetables to weaker sections with the involvement of field and volunteers team.
Hyderabad, Mahabubnagar, Nagarkurnool and Vikarabad Districts in Telangana
Contact Person: Dr K Krishnan
Contact Number: 8144170046
|Spreading Happiness||Spreading Happiness has been closely working with the Robin Hood Army, NFW and other similar organisations to donate grocery kits, sanitisers and masks. They have also distributed cooked meals to the underprivileged through the NFW volunteers and provided N95 and PPE kits to diagnostic centres.||Hyderabad, Telangana||Please contact Invest India to get in touch with Spreading Happiness|
|Paras India||At the unprecedented moment of crisis, under the project Samarpan COVID-19, PARAS is distributing food packets, fruits, sanitizers, basic medicines, producing and distributing face masks among the most vulnerable communities. They are also supplying women with sanitary napkins in the urban slums of Delhi and have started English Communicative Programme for the kids from the urban slums who are missing out on their classes in the schools.||Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh||
Contact Person: A K SIngh
Contact Number: 9350787654
|Wishes and Blessings||Wishes and Blessings launched Covid relief efforts on Day 1 of the lockdown itself and took on three verticals- hygiene, shelter and nutrition. We have converted our day care centres into full time shelter homes to ensure that the homeless have a safe space to stay till the lockdown is lifted and hygiene supplies have been procured to safeguard the health of all.||Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal||
Please contact Invest India for contact details of Wishes and Blessings
|SOUL||SOUL is a non-profit Charitable trust ,is working on feeding daily labours in/around Kolkata and Sundarban in West Bengal. Under the program LunchBox For Hungers, they have distributed free lunchboxes along with evening meals to tribal people of Sundarban and daily wages earners in Kolkata and outskirts.||Sundarban, Kolkata and Jhargram in West Bengal||
Contact Person: Subhankar Banerjee
Contact Number: 9836253999
|Nexharvest Sheherikaran Gram Utthaan Forum||Nexharvest believes in the power of defining culture. Corona is a virus. Currently, it does not have any medicine or vaccine. Poor people who are forced to interact with many other people on a daily basis for eking out a living are afraid of dying from the Corona virus. However, it has been observed in China that the Corona virus settles in the phlegm of the patient first in the throat, then in the nasal cavity, followed by the sinuses and then spreading to the lungs. Nexharvest believes that every pandemic can be combated by a healthy culture. At every stage, the virus becomes more and more entrenched into the human body. The way to survival is to not allow the virus to settle down in the throat. Nexharvest has conducted many concalls with farmers and industry workers in Bengal and in Delhi in training them to drink hot liquids and raw immunity boosting foods. Nexharvest regularly listens to petrified farmers and labourers on the phone and tells them that it is not the end of the world; that they can still remain healthy and happy so that they can wait for the crisis to tide over. Nexharvest also connects farmers and labourers together who hold 2G phones and are not able to find out who is in need and who can supply to ones in need near their locality. Currently, for the Corona crisis, Nexharvest's strong point is counselling. Other than the period of the Corona crisis, Nexharvest works closely with the government in comprehensive town planning, execution of healthy and smart habitation zones, maintenance of airflow corridors to avert pollution and eco-systems to maintain fresh water flow in urban and rural areas.||Pan India||
Contact Person: Debasish Roy
|OSTARD||OSTARD is initiating the “Help & Feed the Daily Wager Campaign” for distribution of mask & sanitizer/soaps, raw foods, etc. They are also providing facilities to the aged & PwDs.||Odisha||
|For Daily Wagers||
The initiative is principled around 3 aspects:
1) The entire process to be online to limit any physical human movement to the delivery of the grocery itself.
2) Financial transparency; the platform is not involved in any financial transaction at all.
3) Donation transparency; the donor knows exactly who the end beneficiary of the donation is and is directly mapping and making sure the donation receives them.
They act as a platform to connect a donor with a beneficiary in need to send essential items to them. A person who signs up on the platform as a donor is provided with the contact details and address of a daily wager. The donor is then supposed to place an order of groceries through a third party online platform and get it delivered at the provided address. The team of volunteers stays in touch with both the beneficiary and the donor throughout the process to ensure the delivery reaches every beneficiary assigned by the team.
Contact Person: Rehan Gupta
Contact Number: +91 9967135518
|Indo Global Social Service Society||Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS) a 60 years old non-profit national development organization working in 92 districts across 23 states of India. IGSSS has succeeded in reaching out to 122,258 families in the current financial year covering varying development issues under its six broad thematic programs i.e. Disaster Risk Reduction, Youth Development, Urban Poverty Reduction, Sustainable Livelihood, Climate Change, and Gender Issues. IGSSS responds to Emergency across India and in all kind of disaster that is from Natural and Human Made. We are accredited by TISS, Guide star, Credibility Alliance, registered with NGO Darpan (NITI Aayog’s -Indian government platform), Global Giving, Give2Asia, and BSE Sammaan.||Maharashtra, Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam, Kashmir, Kerala, Manipur||
Contact Person: Shikha Srivastava
|Indian Centre for Development & Rights (ICFDR)||ICFDR is distributing essential ration kits and masks. The ration kits contain dry food ration for about 30 days that includes wheat flour, rice, dal, cooking oil, spices, salt and sugar. They have distributed 7000+ masks, 2500+ ration kits and impacted over 3000 people.||Delhi, Bareilly, Badaun, Dehradun, Chennai, Salem, Itanagar, Pune, Jaipur and Lucknow||
|Born to Win||Born to Win Chennai based Foundation is a community created to bring together people from different walks of life who unite and take feat to create a lasting change across the world. Born to Win has undertaken a mission “Feed the needy” for COVID-19 relief. Provisions and essential commodities are been distributed to old-age homes, orphanages, rural areas, homeless and pet shelters.||Chennai||