Dineout launches Project Thali to help the vulnerable during lockdown

Dineout has launched a special project with the aim to end hunger and malnutrition and make food available to those struggling to make ends meet during this lockdown.

Project Thali‘, a community-driven initiative that aims to connect the dots between volunteers, NGOs and the government, seeks to ensure that everyone — including the poorest and most vulnerable communities who may not be able to claim daily ration — gets access to food & nourishment.

Hosted in partnership with the non-profit World Help Group, this initiative is inviting people to donate ration, cooked food, etc. One can also offer to be a volunteer, or donate Rs 1,400 that will guarantee food security for a vulnerable family for 15 days.

“The COVID-19 crisis has had a disastrous effect on the sustenance of our most vulnerable communities including homeless people, daily wagers & migrant workers. Senior citizens with limited resources in this lockdown too have been impacted. This share of our population is most exposed to hunger, malnutrition, exodus, destitution and other problems which may potentially be more widespread than the disease itself. In times of such dire crisis, we have launched Project Thali to ensure food reaches those who need it the most in an effort to have a real and lasting impact on eliminating hunger at local & national levels. We’ve had some initial success in the past two weeks by serving food to 100,000+ people in collaboration with over 1300 volunteers, and invite one and all to be a part of our mission to ensure no one sleeps hungry,” Ankit Mehrotra, Co-Founder & CEO – Dineout said.

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Besides Project Thali, Dineout has initiated an online petition to support NRAI on, requesting the Finance Ministry and Government of India to help restaurants with unemployment pay cover, moratorium on upcoming statutory dues, postponement of utility bill payments, holiday/temporary stoppage on EMI payments & interest, a freeze on rental dues & restoration of Input Tax Credit on GST for all restaurants. The petition has garnered widespread support and has been signed by more than 35,000 people and endorsed by some of the country’s biggest restaurateurs & F&B entrepreneurs.

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