New Delhi: Navratna PSE REC Limited is spearheading the mission to feed the labourers and the needy, through collaborative efforts.
REC Foundation, the CSR arm of REC has pledged to distribute 5000 customized packets carrying essentials for labourers and the needy, affected because of lockdown due to pandemic COVID-19.
These packets (sustainable cloth bags) contain drinking water bottles, roasted chana, peanuts, mixture, glucose powder, footwear, and reusable masks.
The first leg of the activity was planned on June 4 and approximately 500 such packets were distributed among 500 beneficiaries in Delhi. The second leg was successfully completed on Sunday(yesterday) in Gurgaon and Noida where nearly 1000 packets were distributed. The remaining packets will be distributed in the coming days.
Additionally, REC in collaboration with various district authorities, NGOs, and electricity distribution companies (DISCOMS) is already providing cooked meals and ration to the needy across the nation.
This initiative was started when the country went under a nation-wide lockdown and will continue for the duration of the coronavirus lockdown. Till June 6, the corporation has distributed more than 4.66 lacs Kilograms of foodgrains, 2.56 lac meal packets 9600 liters of sanitizers, 3400 PPE kits and 83000 mask.
REC Limited has also partnered with TajSATS (a joint venture of IHCL and SATS Ltd) to distribute specially-made nutritious meal packets for medical staff in Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.
Every day, 300 food packets are being delivered as a gesture of gratitude to the frontline healthcare warriors of New Delhi. Over 18,000 meals are being delivered in New Delhi through this initiative.