Feed the Hungry Nepal Became foodstuff of Hunger
Youth initiated non- profit organization Feed Hungry Nepal was founded on June 5th, 2020 with the ‘theme of hunger no longer’ and has successfully been able to distribute 1463 food ration kits in a short span of 87 days of the Pandemic. Currently, there are 21 active general members and more than 100 youths between the ages of 15-27. The organization is lead by ideas and not by people, which operates with less than 5% operational costs.
The organization has distributed ration kits all over Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur in more than 30 locations like Dhapasi, Chyasal, Godavari, Thali, Kupondole, Ranibari, etc. We have distributed ration kits among the most vulnerable communities of old people, orphanages, the transgender community, and disabled communities said one of member Aarya Sharma.
She added the lockdown has made it difficult for us to visit communities to distribute ration kits but not impossible. Wearing PPES and following safety measures, we recently 10 ration kits in Seshmati, 2 in Pulchowk, 3 in Jamal, 6 in Balaju, 4 in Kalimati, etc.
In the starting phase, the organization ran with member’s pocket money and their family’s supports, friends, and relatives. Now, the organization is getting support from their social media Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. They also use a gofundme for getting international donors and Non-residential Nepali support.
The organization has been helping the people who have been severely affected by the pandemic and those who are suffering financially because of the lockdown. They focus on daily wage workers, local vendors, and families with only one earning member, etc.
Ration distribution though is just Phase 1 of their long term goal of hunger-free Nepal. they strive to fight food insecurity in Nepal which has been preventing the fair distribution of food to everyone, to achieve agricultural sovereignty through connecting with farmers who belong to the lowest economic position and effectively tackle multidimensional poverty. Feed Hungry Nepal aims to 1) Empower Farmers 2) Gives platforms to Youths 3) Actively work against poverty.
Their Ration kits include 5kg Rice, 1kg Lentils, 1 Packet of Salt, and 0.5 liters of Oil. And they follow safety precautions which have been made mandatory by the government. They gear up in PPEs, wear gloves, sanitizers face shields to keep us safe, and also follow social distancing informed Sharma.
The organization hopes that more youths join and more people support to help Nepal out of poverty and hunger.
Coming Saturday, the organization is planning to distribute 100 ration kits.
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