#TnlSalutes Delhi-based group Cross Border Kitchens who have been helping during COVID-19, by distributing 500 meals daily, to those in need, since the beginning of the lockdown. By Amitha Ameen
While a lot of us have the option of remaining indoors and following the #Stayin protocol during the lockdown, migrant workers and those belonging to marginalised sections have been the most affected. Restaurants around the world have come together and joined others in the frontlines, by cooking and feeding food to those who are in need.
Through Cross Border Kitchens’ ‘CBK Community Kitchen’ initiative, the group has successfully served more than 14,750 meals (as on April 28, 2020). The group that is instrumental in brands like Nawab Ke Kebab, Biryani Central and Irfan Bhai, aims to provide as many meals as possible, to help the community.
The meals packed by Cross Border Kitchen’s community kitchen are packed with nutrition while keeping in mind the shortage of essential produce. While the group provides packed meals thrice a day, they also encourage their riders to carry extra food packets just in case they come across someone who might be in need.
The riders too are equipped with and trained in the necessary safety measures and guidelines which include wearing helmets and masks, sanitization, and contact-less delivery.
With the help of its customers and patrons, the company has received a donation of INR 4,77,544, helping them carry out these good deeds daily, since the beginning of the lockdown.