Angels on earth: Meet the volunteer groups in Mumbai helping during the lockdown

We are in the middle of a global crisis, and although, everybody’s life is facing a sudden jerk, it has impacted some lives more than others. From daily wage workers, hawkers and people running small shops that are not functional amidst the crisis, are fighting to gather two meals a day. And during such times, it’s the people who show their humanity and help each other overcome this grim situation. And volunteers in Mumbai are doing exactly that. Here are some volunteer groups in Mumbai providing food to the needy and also supporting the frontline workers. If you also want to make someone’s life better, you can also donate to these organizations and help feed the poor.

volunteer groups in Mumbai

Khushiyaan Foundation and Rotighar

The organization has been distributing food among the needy since the first day of lockdown. And as of day 10, they have distributed over 6000 meals in different areas. This volunteer group in Mumbai is also working with BMC to donate 400 ration kits to Worli Village, one of the sealed areas in Mumbai, due to an increase in cases.

Contact: 9769181218, 9699396544, 7506384025

Donate: Gpay/Paytm on 9769181218

Ideal Relief Wing (IRW) Jamaat-E-Islami Hind

With the aim of not leaving anyone hungry, IRW has been on feeding drive since 22nd March, and have distributed over 12000 food packets in areas including Amrut Nagar, Rahul Nagar, Varsha Nagar, Industrial Area, Ghatkopar West, Rambai Kamaraj Nagar, and more. A single kit including the basic food costs Rs 500 and they are accepting donations for the same.

Contact: 9969131122, 9820707704

Donate: Bank: Union Bank of India
Account Name – Jamaat-e-islami hind
Account details – 319601010000784
IFSC code – UBIN0531961

Humsafar Trust

An organization working towards the well being of LGBTQ+ community in the city, Humsafar Trust is extending a helping hand towards them. They have offered to help with food, medicines, and even money.

Contact: 9730360168

Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA)

Not only providing ration to those in need, but YUVA is also distributing food packets among police and hospital staff working on the front lines. They have reached to 4051 households and offered 27,390 meals to #MumbaiPolice and government hospital staff. 

Contact: 2774 0980

Donate: To crowdfund campaign

Kaash Foundation

Volunteer groups in Mumbai are doing their best to keep everyone fed. Like the city-based NGO, Kaash Foundation is providing cooked food and ration to people who have lost their source of income due to the pandemic. They are distributing food among Daily wage workers, Mathadi workers, Small time hawkers, and Homeless and shelters.

Contact: 9820172156

Donate:  Name of Account Holde: Kaash Foundation.
Account number- 38977110614
Branch details- BORIVALI WEST BRANCH (00551)

United Way Mumbai

The NGO is prioritizing the safety of the front line workers during the time of crisis and is helping hospitals with Providing Personal Protective Equipment, hand wash, and sanitizers. They are also providing ration to daily wage earners, small business owners, and self-employed persons in marginalized communities.

Contact: 022 26567000

Donate: Through their website 

Mumbai Food Project

An effort by Pratham Mumbai Education Initiative along with entrepreneurs and corporate leaders has decided to help solve the urgent need for food with this project. They have set up infrastructures to prepare 100,000 meals per day.

Contact: 9884529633

Donate: To Mumbai Food Project

An initiative by the Bombay Project, they are providing food during the lockdown in various areas of Mumbai. They have distributed over 3 lakh meals till date, and are looking for volunteers.

Donate: To crowdfund

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