A voluntary group in Mumbai, Food Army has managed to collect over 40,000 kilograms of food for the flood victims in Kerala reports the Indian Express. The food parcels has dry items of food which has been sent out is expected to reach the victims by Wednesday.
Food For The Flood Victims
“We want to send dry food, which would last till it reaches the state and would be okay to eat. Dry upama, rice, tur dal, milk powder and sugar are some of the items collected,” Rintu Rathod, a Santacruz-based baker who runs the voluntary group, Food Army told the Indian Express.
This is not the first time that this group has undertaken such a task. Food Army has collected and sent out food at the time of Kashmir floods (2014), Chennai floods (2017) and floods in Nepal (2018). Rathod also told the publication that the donations of food for the Kerala victims was in abundance and so much so that they had to refuse the food coming in as their storage was full. “We had to politely refuse the additional food packets sent by people as our collection centres were full. It is heartening to see the support from people in Mumbai for the flood-ravaged state,” she said.
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