Standing together with the government and local administration efforts during these tough times, OYO is organising a food drive initiative, ‘Feed For Good’ across six cities in India to distribute over 1000 meals per day for a duration of five days. Starting from 1 June, the drive is being held in Delhi, Noida, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Hyderabad.
The hotel chain has partnered with Jagorani, Live to Give and The United Foundation who will help ensure that hygienically-prepared and packaged, nutritious meals reach the ones in need. Jagorani Foundation in association with OYO is conducting the drive in the Sundarbans at the super-cyclone Amphan Relief Camp.
The United Foundation is distributing meals to daily wage workers and Shramik passengers transiting from Bengaluru via Shramik special trains that began operations from 1 May for transportation of stranded migrant labourers. Live to Give will be serving disadvantaged, domestic and daily wage working women, widows and their families.
Speaking about the ‘Feed for Good’ initiative, Ankit Gupta, chief operating officer and senior vice president of frontier businesses at OYO India and South Asia said: “As the coronavirus continues to impact livelihoods, several sections of society have been left without basic necessities. We hope that the food drive helps and supports those in need. At OYO we strive to stand together with the community and do our bit as a responsible corporate citizen. We stand by our motto that we are #InThisTogether.”
Earlier OYO also initiated ‘Donate A Night’, a crowdfunding campaign across its platforms where one can voluntarily contribute to donate one night’s accommodation for migrants, daily wagers, medical first responders, policemen and other emergency services personnel.