In the history of mankind, we have never experienced a pandemic like this ever before and neither have we joined hands together at a global scale to fight against a common enemy to survive.
Although this pandemic may seem like a major Hollywood movie’s plot, which a lot of rebels would have you believe is true, we never imagined our global economy to be brought to a standstill to eradicate a deadly virus. We never imagined the streets of a country, with a population of close to 1.5 billion, to be deserted allowing nature to take back all that she has provided till now. We also never could imagine waking up to a counter telling us how many we have lost and how many are still fighting to survive the day.
Many are worried for those daily wagers who have lost their livelihood, who till now depended on the hustles and bustles in their city. Considered collateral damage towards a larger cause, these people are the imaginary frontline fighting for survival as resources become scarce or are only available to those who can afford to buy it.
Real heroes don't wear capes; they wear masks and stethoscopes! These doctors and nurses, who don medical coats that are garnered with the sigil of a snake on a stick, risk their lives as they work tirelessly towards helping the infected. Then there are those who brave the heat, without any formal protection, supplying food to slum pockets across the city, feeding the needy who have lost all hope.
When an NGO reached out to Banquet18, one of our leading corporate caterers, asking assistance from their team of cooks to arrange large quantities of meals to be delivered during the lockdown, they never imagined the difference it would make to the lives of the many who have lost their earnings recently. With Banquet18’s skeleton crew running the scene, it was a challenge but was nevertheless effectively executed. Every day the team arranges raw food and inventory during this time of scarcity, prepares wholesome meals, keeping in mind hygiene and standards, and has them delivered through different parts across the city, a kilometre away from the different distribution zones. Due to government restrictions, NGO representatives collect the food from there and take it to designated areas to deliver the food door to door.
Ever since they started executing this, many corporate companies have connected with Banquet18 via different NGOs, asking them to provide single pot wholesome meals throughout Bangalore. Everyone is trying to do their bit to help millions who are going through a relatively harder time trying to make ends meet. If you are a corporate company that too would like to join hands in this effort, we request you to connect with Tuck Stand to take it ahead. Drop us a mail at email@example.com and help the society in this time of need.