Join the ‘HUNGER-FREE MUMBAI’ movement

Akshaya Chaitanya is an initiative in Mumbai with the objective to eradicate hunger in a sustainable and scalable way.
We have begun our service in the city with the Hospital Feeding Programme in partnership with BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation)
and DMER (Directorate of Medical Education & Research), Government of Maharashtra.

NEED FOR INTERVENTION IN MUMBAI

The biggest irony is, Mumbai, the financial capital ranks the worst on hunger index in Maharashtra and urban India.

  • 59.7% of households in urban slums of Mumbai are ‘severely food-insecure’ (i.e., they run out of food and have to survive without eating for a day or more)

  • Nearly 50,000 children in Mumbai are severely malnourished and nearly 2,000 lose their life every year fighting hunger

  • Every 2nd child in Mumbai is wasted or stunted which means they either have a low height for their age or a low weight for their height

1Statista Research Department 2Socio-economic classification by ‘The Market Research Society of India’

When the marginalised sections face any health issue, government hospitals are their only option.

  • Monthly income levels of families range from ₹7,000 to ₹25,000 only (SEC-D & E)

  • 90% either do not have any medical insurance or any savings, making them vulnerable to unplanned medical expense1

  • Majority works on daily wages and lose their livelihood during a health crisis in the family2

Human endurance is a remarkable trait. But it overshadows the underlying problems. As fellow citizens, let’s come together to feed our populace to enable them to steer their lives in a better and desirable way.

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