Proud moment for Zomato! Company jumps on philanthropy bandwagon, set to help distribute meals to poor
Zomato has acquired a not for profit organisation, Feeding India to help in food distribution to poor. Zomato will fund the entire salaries of the team and some core initiatives by the organisation.
Zomato has acquired a not for profit organisation, Feeding India to help in food distribution to poor. Zomato will fund the entire salaries of the team and some core initiatives by the organisation. It will also fund the development of the ‘Feedi.ng’ app – this app will connect donors and volunteers at a huge scale.
The company will also revamp the Feeding India website, and to ensure the transparency, it will publish quarterly financials on the website too. Zomato is aiming to get the first Feeding Global – Financial Transparency Report, out by October 2019.
In December of 2018, Feeding India distributed 78,300 monthly meals to the underprivileged. That figure has now skyrocketed to over 1.1 million meals a month. Similarly, the number of cities Feeding India is active in has risen from 65 to 82. The number of Hunger Heroes (volunteers at Feeding India) has grown from 8,500 to 21,500.
According to Zomato's website, Feeding India and Zomato closely collaborated during the Odisha cyclone crisis. It helped the two organisations know how to leverage public support to convert it to social good. In over 24 hours, they were able to set up users, partners and volunteers to get 75,000 meals along with necessities for daily survival for a month to 16,500+ people in Odisha.