Covid-19 continues to spread, there is a growing need to feed the most vulnerable communities in our society. In line with its purpose of nourishing the world, Cargill has pledged support to families through dry ration kits containing Gemini cooking oil and NatureFresh Acti Lite along with NatureFresh Atta and cooked meals.
The relief efforts will impact families across cities like Delhi/ NCR, Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune.
This is in line with the company’s pledge to support 16 million meals across the country, providing nutrition to 150,000 families across 16 states.
Maharashtra is key market for the company’s edible oils business in India. In Pune, the company is working with the district administration (Pune Zilla Parishad) to supply Gemini cooking oil to 1,00,000 families in need in the region.Additionally, the organisation is also working with NGO partners to supply cooked meals and essential item kits to impacted families in the region, as well.
The company is working with Akshaya Patra Foundation, Zomato Feeding India, MagicBus India Foundation and India Food Banking Network in Maharashtra, to ensure that relief and recovery efforts are being effectively directed to the communities that are most affected.
Along with this, contractual workers at Kurkumbh where the company’s edible oil plant is located, are being provided cooked meals daily. The company is also allotting hygiene kits for all contract workers, distributing masks and making sanitisers available to local communities near the plants. It is also contributing to the PM Cares Fund to help fight the pandemic.