Reliance Foundation said that it has scaled up its meal distribution programme, Mission Anna Seva, to provide over 3 crore meals to marginalise and under-resourced communities.
Reliance Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Reliance Industries Ltd(RIL) has distributed over 2 crore meals in 68 districts across 16 States and 1 Union Territory.
“Through Mission Anna Seva, we will provide over 3 crore meals, to marginalised communities and frontline workers across the nation. This will be the largest meal distribution programme ever undertaken by a corporate foundation anywhere in the world.”, says Nita Ambani, Chairperson of Reliance Foundation.
Under the programme, Foundation is providing cooked meals, ready-to-eat food packets and dry ration kits to families and bulk ration to community kitchens. The beneficiaries of the programme include daily wage earners, slum dwellers, urban service providers, factory workers, and residents of old-age homes and orphanages.
Foundation has distributed food tokens that could be redeemed at Reliance Retail outlets, such as Reliance Fresh, Reliance Smart Superstore, Reliance Smart Point, and Sahakari Bhandar.
Reliance Retail employees are contributing to this programme by packing, preparing and supplying the provisions needed for the programme. Staffs at certain Reliance petrol stations in West Bengal, Kerala and Odisha are distributing free meals to truck drivers who are transporting essential commodities.
RIL has contributed Rs 535 crore to various relief funds, including Rs 500 crore to the PM-CARES Fund.