The recently flood-hit Chennai saw more drowning hopes than property. But the people came out stronger than ever and how! Of course, this was made possible by corporates and firms who pitched in to lend a helping. The past few weeks saw a stream of events that reinstated our faith in humanity – right from Zomato’s meal for relief’ efforts to the seamless support by cab service and telecom agencies.
According to a recent report, hopping on to the aid bandwagon now are food giants and brands like Nestle, PepsiCo and MTR with some praiseworthy contribution to pull out the affected people from the flood slump.
Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal expressed her concern and added that in addition to the processed food there should be zero shortage of necessities like bottled water, milk and packaged food.
“In her appeal to the processed food manufacturers, the minister said that it is time to stand up and make exemplary contribution for the flood affected people of Chennai who have been patronizing food brands and products manufactured by the industry,” the statement added.
NDTV Food revealed the list that cites the exact amounts supplied by food companies to Tamil Nadu.
- Nestle India supplied 10 metric tonnes of noodles and 5,000 liters of tetra packed milk and 50,000 pouches of coffee. Around 8 metric tonnes of biscuits is also being supplied.
- ITC has supplied six truckloads consisting of 3,163 boxes of biscuits.
- MTR has supplied about 14,128 ready-to-eat food packets and another quantity of 35,000 packets will be delivered by Monday.
- Britannia has supplied three trucks loaded with 345 boxes of biscuits and two additional trucks full of food items. They have also been requested to supply additional quantity of milk produce and some bread.
- Coca-Cola India has supplied 50,000 one-liter water bottles.
- PepisCo has supplied 12,000 one-liter water bottles and is arranging transport.
- Parle is arranging to send in three truckloads of Parle Biscuits.