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SEEDS & Honeywell Join Hands To Provide over 3.7M Meals And 12K Hygiene Kits aAcross Five Cities

Efforts underway to provide 3.7 million meals and 12,300 hygiene kits in Delhi, Gurugram, Bengaluru, Pune, and Madurai.

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SEEDS, a humanitarian organization, has partnered with Honeywell India to distribute food and hygiene kits across Bengaluru, Delhi, Gurgaon, Madurai, and Pune. The ongoing drive seeks to provide more than 3.7 million meals to families that have been rendered helpless by the COVID-19 crisis. Additionally, a month’s supply hygiene kits is being distributed to more than 12,300 families.

Dr. Manu Gupta, Co-Founder, SEEDS, said, “Through our continuous efforts to reach out to the bottommost 1% vulnerable communities, SEEDS is committed to providing dry ration, family hygiene and PPE kits, and financial support to those who are most in need to fight against the COVID-19 crisis. It saddens us to see people struggling for sustenance, and we are determined to help them to the best of our capabilities. For us, saving lives is most important.”

Flagging off relief efforts in the national capital, Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, said, “It is commendable that SEEDS and Honeywell, who have a longstanding engagement with the communities of East Delhi, have come forward during the current crisis with food and hygiene kits. This shows how committed and invested they are with the local communities.”

Each food kit comprises rice, wheat flour, sugar, pulses, cooking oil, and salt that should be sufficient to feed a nuclear family for at least a month. Hygiene kits include bathing and washing soaps, detergents, disinfectants, and sanitary and bath towels.

The multi-city outreach effort has also been acknowledged by the government. In Madurai, Shri S. Venkatesan, Member of Parliament from the city, lent a helping hand.

He said, “I am happy to be a part of distribution drive organized by Honeywell to provide food and hygiene kits to those most in need, well-coordinated by SEEDS. While we distributed these items in Indira Colony and Karatipatty, we hope to cover more areas of the city in the coming days.”

Dr. Akshay Bellare, President, Honeywell India, said, “As a responsible corporate citizen, Honeywell has been contributing to COVID-19 relief efforts in country. We have donated Honeywell air purifiers to the government, and our 180 safe water stations continue to provide water to communities while ensuring social distancing. Through our partnership with SEEDS we hope to reach out to the most vulnerable with food and hygiene kits that are now essential for their survival.”

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