07 Apr 2020 22:10 IST

MICA opens kitchen on campus to feed those in need during Covid crisis

Will provide fresh food to 1,000 people every day till lockdown sustains; to give foodgrains too

The ongoing lockdown, in the wake of pervasive COVID-19, has affected the lives of many vulnerable and underprivileged sections of the society, across the country. In these uncertain times, MICA, as its community outreach activity, has collaborated with the Gujarat State government to support their initiative for public well-being.

The institute has opened its mess kitchen on campus to provide fresh food to the needy on a daily basis. Additionally, the institute is working in close coordination with the administration at various levels, including distribution of ration kits, to help the poor families cope with the loss of income because of the lockdown.

Speaking about the initiative, Shailendra Raj Mehta, President & Director, MICA, said, “In these difficult times, MICA has partnered with the government to support their initiative for public well-being. From April 1, we have opened our kitchen to provide food to 1,000 needy people on a daily basis and will continue to do so till the lockdown. Apart from this, we have also supported nearly 3000 families with food grains that would suffice a family of 5-6 for a week.” “We are ensuring proper hygiene by providing face masks and gloves to our workers who prepare and pack the food in our kitchen. The dishes are being made with extra effort so that food does not get spoiled in this weather”, added Sunjay Chandwani, Head, Estate and Campus administration.