SPI Covid19 Poster

Socialist (Party) India in collaboration with volunteers on the ground has been working actively for providing relief to low-income communities in Uttar Pradesh. The main focus of the relief work is providing food security to the marginalised sections of the society.

With the extension of lockdown till 3rd May 2020, the hardships of the daily wagers, migrant workers and low income communities across the country are only going to increase. With no income, no savings, and sometimes a lot of debt, these people are suffering from serious hunger and starvation.

Community Kitchens for the poor

The team has started been operating 8 community kitchens in Lucknow – two in Dubbaga, one each in Madiyaon, Hardoiya, Chowk, Gosainganj, Haider Canal and Gomti Nagar. The kitchens are operated directly by the community in need with support of the Socialist Party volunteers.

As of date, we have been able to provide ration to over 8500 people, either for free or at subsidised rates. In addition, we have been able to feed over 7000 meals through these community kitchens.

Please see below a summary of our funding and impact so far.

S. NoKey MetricsUnitAmount
1Community members provided with free rationNos.2310
2Community members provided with subsidized rationNos.6250
3Community members provided with free meals at Community KitchenNos.7397
4Other community members reachedNos.302
5Total cost of community kitchensINR133,206
6Total communities members reachedNos.16,259
7Total donations receivedINR416,000
8Total expensesINR240,381
9Cash in HandINR175,619

Da as on 14th April 2020

 

Other initiatives by Socialist Party (India)

  • Ration cards: We are actively working with the communities to prepare lists of those who do not have ration cards and coordinating with the local government department to ensure their ration cards are made in a timely manner.
  • Masks: We are supporting 10 old and widowed women in Azamgarh who are making masks and distributing it for free in villages around in villages within 3-4 Kms radius. Over 10000 masks have been distributed for free.
  • Medical Support: Over 8 people in Dubbaga have been provided with medicines as they have been unable to purchase medicines due to a lack of money.

Expansion to other cities:

SP (I) is now planning to expand its relief activities/community kitchen in other districts like Varanasi, Barabanki, Kannauj, Ayodhya, Kolkatta, Sitapur and Kanpur with the help of local party leaders and volunteers.

How can you contribute?

(a)             Donate:

SP (I) is looking to raise funds to expand its reach to other cities and to continue the community kitchens at least till the end of the lockdown. All the funds will be used exclusively for providing essential supplies and food to those at the bottom of the pyramid, who are worst affected by this global pandemic.

SP (I) strives to be extremely transparent in its disclosure of information about the funds raised, expenses and the list of beneficiaries. You can find the detailed information in the links provided below.

You could make a financial contribution to the following account:

A/c Name: Raini Fruit Company,

A/c no.: 104705002387,

IFSC: ICIC0001047

Or

UPI to : rainifruitcompany@icici

Please send an email to ashaashram@yahoo.com with a screenshot of the transaction receipt in case you do make a donation.

(b) You could support the initiative in the non-financial ways:

  • Provide raw food items or cooked food packets or even rotis. If you give a call on the number of Salman Raini or Abhyudaya Pratap Singh, 9559156946, somebody will pick it up from your place.
  • Deliver any relief items to our office in Guframab Imambada Road, Tarkari Mandi, Chowk, Lucknow, opposite Mukhtare Halwai. Contact numbers: Salman Raini, 9335281976, 9198379619, Abhyudaya Pratap Singh, 9559156946, or Mohammad Ahmed, 9335133390, 7007918600.
  • You could volunteer to make packets for distribution or cook food and deliver to needy people if required. Contact abovementioned activists to find out the requirement at that time.
  • You could also volunteer to work from home. Please write to ashaashram@yahoo.com to learn more about these opportunities.

Contact us to learn more:

Lucknow: Salman Raini – 9335281976, 9198379619

Kanpur: Meenakshi Singh, 9336188033, 8957093510

Varanasi: Vallabhacharya Pandey , 9415256848

Kannauj: Shahid Ansari – 8181944040

Ayodhya: Danish Ansari –  9984627355

Barabanki: Amit Maurya – 9793125579

Delhi: Syed Tehseen Ahmad – 9654079528

Kolkata: Sagarika Banerjee – 9903740458

Click here to see our detailed income and expense sheet along with the number of beneficiaries. Click here to see the names of some of our beneficiaries. Follow our Facebook Page here.

To find out other ways in which you can contribute to the relief efforts, please write to ashaashram@yahoo.com or call +91 9952076367 (Vishal)

#LetHungerNotKillMoreThanCovid19. #SPIcovid19relief #TogetherWeCan


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