Khaana Chahiye was formed with a mission to cater to the unmet food demand of those in need in the city of Mumbai during the Covid-19 crisis.
Groceries and other essentials were distributed to migrant labourers and other vulnerable populations who could still cook at home.
Cooked food, water, snacks, masks and sanitisers were shared at 3 of Mumbai’s major train stations serving 284 Shramik Express Trains.
Our efforts are supported by the valour, compassion and time of volunteers on the field and remotely by many more across the globe
In our quest to support sustainable livelihoods, we have been supporting Community Kitchens led by all-women self-help groups.
20 million people have been organically connected with #KhaanaChahiye on various social media.
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 won the 7th SME Award presented by the Digital Empowerment Foundation in the "Community Mobilization" category. The awards recognize organizations using social media to connect, communicate their motto and bring about a change.
The Hunger Map Project won the eNGO challenge in the Governance and Livelihood category. It was organized by the Digital Empowerment Foundation and supported by the World Summit Awards.
Awarded to initiatives that combatted hunger during the Covid-19 pandemic. The World Food Programme served as the event's knowledge partner.
Awarded by the Jagran Media Group and Only My Health dedicated to corona warriors and these champions of change
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
Khaana Chahiye is a citizens' initiative to ensure much of Mumbai's workforce does not go hungry 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.
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
Citizen-led organisations are filling the gaps in the government’s response to ensure that the thousands left in the lurch are provided for
Khaana Chahiye has been distributing food daily at the highway and at railway stations where migrant workers are being sent back in limited trains
Thank you Radio Mirchi for partnering with MSRTC and Khaana Chahiye. Looking forward to more such work
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
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.
The 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 study will result in a set of complementary evidence-based multidimensional, nuanced interventions that are centred on the problem of poverty as viewed through a prism of hunger.
A video gallery that chronicles the journeys of our citizen volunteers who are at the frontlines of our fight against hunger.
Tales from our on-ground partners and the people they serve, as captured by our very own KN Karthikeyan.
Several young artists created fine art, theatre, music, and poetry to highlight the hunger epidemic in Mumbai.