Mumbai is battling hunger as much as Covid-19

We're doing our best to fight it through the second wave of the ongoing pandemic

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46,50,000
Meals served

Catered to the unmet food demand of those in need in the city of Mumbai during the Covid-19 crisis

20,000
Grocery kits & essential items

We distributed groceries and other essentials to migrant labourers, vulnerable population who could cook at home

6,00,000
Migrant workers served

We donated cooked food, water, snacks, masks and sanitizers at 3 of Mumbai’s major train stations serving 284 Shramik Express Trains and 4 exit points on road

200+
Citizen volunteers

Powered Khaana Chahiye’s efforts in Mumbai with their bravery, kindness and time

10 Lakh
Biscuit packets distributed

Thanks to the Parle family, we could share India's favourite biscuit with those in need during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond

2 Crore
Mentions of #KhaanaChahiye

Our campaigns organically reached 20 Million people on social media platforms, thanks to the residents of Mumbai

Khaana Chahiye is a ground-up citizen movement that strives to fight hunger

Without access to nutritious food, vulnerable population have lowered immunity levels, which makes them susceptible to sickness. Thus, access to nutritious food is a form of preventive medicine in itself.

We have successfully implemented a combination of technology and on-ground volunteers to crowdsource a comprehensive hunger map of the city of Mumbai that allows us to precisely care for marginalized groups.

We've won some awards

Nutrition Awards - Urban category
Nutrition Awards - Urban category

awarded for initiatives aimed at combating hunger during the Covid-19 pandemic. The World Food Programme was the knowledge partner of the event.

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HealthCare Heroes Award
HealthCare Heroes Award

awarded by the Jagran Media Group and Only My Health dedicated to corona warriors and these champions of change

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Stories of Solidarity in Action
Stories of Solidarity in Action

Our partner Project Mumbai gets featured for aid work in Mumbai

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Goalkeepers 2020: A new path forward
Goalkeepers 2020: A new path forward

Featured in the Gates Foundation Video featuring citizen initatives to fight covid 19 around the world

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Vogue Warrior 2020
Vogue Warrior 2020

Our co founder Neeti Goel gets awarded for her work in Mumbai

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The Worlds 50 best
The Worlds 50 best

Featured by '50 Best' in global initiatives taken to combat hunger in times of #COVID19

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Nutrition Awards - Urban category
Nutrition Awards - Urban category

awarded for initiatives aimed at combating hunger during the Covid-19 pandemic. The World Food Programme was the knowledge partner of the event.

read more
HealthCare Heroes Award
HealthCare Heroes Award

awarded by the Jagran Media Group and Only My Health dedicated to corona warriors and these champions of change

read more
Stories of Solidarity in Action
Stories of Solidarity in Action

Our partner Project Mumbai gets featured for aid work in Mumbai

read more
Goalkeepers 2020: A new path forward
Goalkeepers 2020: A new path forward

Featured in the Gates Foundation Video featuring citizen initatives to fight covid 19 around the world

read more
Vogue Warrior 2020
Vogue Warrior 2020

Our co founder Neeti Goel gets awarded for her work in Mumbai

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The Worlds 50 best
The Worlds 50 best

Featured by '50 Best' in global initiatives taken to combat hunger in times of #COVID19

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And considerable praise

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Indian Express
Indian Express
Khaana Chahiye to work with BMC, MU on project to map inequality in accessing nutrition

Experiences from the Khaana Chahiye campaign, collected data and BMC food provision statistics from across 227 electoral wards of Mumbai will be used to conduct data analysis for the map

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Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Coronavirus: India charity making 70,000 meals a day for the poor

Khaana Chahiye is a citizens' initiative to ensure much of Mumbai's workforce does not go hungry during lockdown.

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New Delhi Television (NDTV)
New Delhi Television (NDTV)
Youth NGOs' Innovative Ways To Keep Mumbai Fed During Lockdown

Young people are ensuring that those affected have a good meal everyday, and are coming up with innovative solutions to ensure no one in Maximum City sleeps hungry.

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Forbes India
Forbes India
Unsung heroes: NGOs, community, people

Khaana Chahiye, a citizen-led movement now registered as an NGO, served around 47 lakh meals and 20,000 ration kits to migrant workers and slum dwellers around Mumbai

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Mumbai Mirror
Mumbai Mirror
Those Making a Difference

Citizen-led organisations are filling the gaps in the government’s response to ensure that the thousands left in the lurch are provided for

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Business Insider
Business Insider
No money, no food and 2,000km from home

Khaana Chahiye has been distributing food daily at the highway and at railway stations where migrant workers are being sent back in limited trains

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India Today
India Today
Mumbai Messiahs: How young volunteers are helping the needy during the coronavirus crisis

A group of young volunteers in Mumbai are going from soup to nuts to ensure that the needy are catered to in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times
Volunteers unite to map Mumbai’s hunger amid lockdown

A group of young volunteers have launched an initiative — Khaana Chahiye — to bring all efforts under one roof and reach out to the less privileged and marginalised sections by mapping them across the city

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Midday
Midday
The Well-Fed Network

Khaanachahiye.com is creating a demand data base and a supply runway to ensure no one goes hungry in Mumbai. Here's how

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Indian Express
Indian Express
Khaana Chahiye to work with BMC, MU on project to map inequality in accessing nutrition

Experiences from the Khaana Chahiye campaign, collected data and BMC food provision statistics from across 227 electoral wards of Mumbai will be used to conduct data analysis for the map

read this story
Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Coronavirus: India charity making 70,000 meals a day for the poor

Khaana Chahiye is a citizens' initiative to ensure much of Mumbai's workforce does not go hungry during lockdown.

read this story
New Delhi Television (NDTV)
New Delhi Television (NDTV)
Youth NGOs' Innovative Ways To Keep Mumbai Fed During Lockdown

Young people are ensuring that those affected have a good meal everyday, and are coming up with innovative solutions to ensure no one in Maximum City sleeps hungry.

read this story
Forbes India
Forbes India
Unsung heroes: NGOs, community, people

Khaana Chahiye, a citizen-led movement now registered as an NGO, served around 47 lakh meals and 20,000 ration kits to migrant workers and slum dwellers around Mumbai

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Aaditya Thackrey
Aaditya Thackrey
Cabinet Minister, Maharashtra State Government

Thank you Radio Mirchi for partnering with MSRTC and Khaana Chahiye. Looking forward to more such work

Rishad Premji
Rishad Premji
Chairman, Wipro

Thank you. We are committed to doing what we can to help.

Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal
Chief Minister, Delhi

Feeding 45 lakh meals to the needy during the lockdown is very commendable

Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Founder, Paytm

Glad we could contribute and be part of your generous efforts

Rashmi Uday SIngh
Rashmi Uday SIngh
Food Expert & TV Host

We salute the golden hearted who are fighting hunger in these troubled times working round the clock to feed the people on the street and many more daily-wage workers out of job, starvation is as much a threat as Corona

Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza
Actress

If you are in Mumbai and want to make a difference, here is ONE way - Khaanachahiye. They serve meals to those in extreme need with a focus on daily wage labourers, migrant workers and the homeless. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to make a difference.

Aditi Mittal
Aditi Mittal
Standup Comedian

Some food packets come with political party symbols and some with food for the soul. Thank you for the incredible work you are doing - Khaanachahiye

Kunal Purohit
Kunal Purohit
Journalist

Amidst the pandemic, the folks at Khaana Chahiye have been working tirelessly and have distributed over 4.5 million meals in Mumbai, some of which I have witnessed first-hand.

Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan
Actor

Congratulations on the wonderful work you all are doing.

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Aaditya Thackrey
Aaditya Thackrey
Cabinet Minister, Maharashtra State Government

Thank you Radio Mirchi for partnering with MSRTC and Khaana Chahiye. Looking forward to more such work

Rishad Premji
Rishad Premji
Chairman, Wipro

Thank you. We are committed to doing what we can to help.

Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal
Chief Minister, Delhi

Feeding 45 lakh meals to the needy during the lockdown is very commendable

Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Founder, Paytm

Glad we could contribute and be part of your generous efforts

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The Hunger Map Project

The Hunger Map Project, formally titled - Hunger and Poverty Mapping Study is an effort to collate empirical research about the demand and supply for food and demographic characteristics of individuals and communities in extreme need, living across Mumbai.

The Hunger Map will result in a set of complementary evidence-based multilevel, multidimensional and nuanced interventions that are centered on the problem of poverty, viewed through the prism of hunger

The Khaana Chahiye Chronicles

Food distribution drive by Khaana Chahiye volunteers

Ninjas in Action

A series of videos which captures the journey of our citizen volunteers driving the fight against hunger in Mumbai

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Khaana chahiye volunteer wearing a mask, standing in a warehouse

Stories Behind the Mask

A series where we bring you stories of food ninjas, our on-ground partners and the people who we serve, who all are together in this fight against COVID-19. Captured by KNarthikeyan

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Artwork by a Khaana Chahiye volunteer

Art for Good

Art for Good was a collaborative effort by young artists who produced everything from fine art, theatre, music, poetry to increase awareness about Mumbai's fight against hunger

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A few good people

Khaana Chahiye Foundation is powered by the residents of Mumbai Metropolitan Region. We started as a relief operation during the Covid-19 pandemic in Mumbai. With a base of more than 200 active volunteers and multiple partner organizations, Khaana Chahiye is now a platform to mobilize efforts in combating the hunger problem in the city.

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Founding Partners

Litmus Test Project logo
Project Mumbai logo
Bharat Utthan Sangh logo

Partnering with...

Efforts for Good
The Logical Indian
LB Trust
Rotaract Club Borivali
Ampli5
Samarpann
Stage.in
Apni Public Project
Art Care Project
The Cover Project
White Collar Hippie
Door No 1
Art By Indresh
Words and Wings
Red is the New green
Corona Covers
Soul Connect
Half Boiled Improv
Weird Ass Comedy
Kautilya School of Public Policy
Avyansh Foundation

Donors

Wipro
Parle
PayTM
Pratham
SR Foundation
SBI Caps
Star TV Network
Marico
Godrej
Hindustan Unilever Ltd
Aditya Birla World Academy
Rotary Club of Mumbai Queens Neckace
Azim Premji Foundation

Want to join Mumbai's fight against hunger?

Be a part of our fight against hunger. If you’re an individual, organization, institution, donor, the press or an artist who would like to join us or partner with us, please reach out here or write to us at:

volunteer@khaanachahiye.com

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The Khaana Chahiye Foundation is a
non-profit organization based in Mumbai. It aims to combat the issue of hunger through relief efforts and advocacy initiatives. The organization started as a relief operation during the Covid-19 lockdown in Mumbai and became one of the most extensive crisis management operations in the city.

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