Hunger is the main outcome of poverty
While most of us can afford more than three meals a day, with an added convenience of doorstep delivery, it is the underprivileged and the less fortunate that suffers the most. The lack of income results in the poor having limited or no access to sufficient food, let alone access to healthy meals.
India ranks 107th out of the 121 countries as per Global Hunger Index
Approximately 4500 children die every day under the age of five years in the country due to hunger and malnutrition, amounting to over three lakh deaths every year, owing to hunger, of children alone
Approximately 19 crore people in the country were compelled to sleep on an empty stomach every night (As per National Health Survey 2017)
There is a strong connection between hunger and chronic diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes
India is home to the largest undernourished population in the world
189.2 million people i.e. 14% of our population is undernourished
20% of children under 5 are underweight
34.7% of children under 5 years of age are stunted
51.4% women in the reproductive age (15-49 years) are anaemic
Malnutrition caused 69 per cent of deaths of children below the age of five in India. (2019 UNICEF report)
Source: Global Hunger Index.org; Indiafoodbanking.org; USDA
Hunger Project an initiative of Wockhardt Foundation
Hunger Project initiative of Wockhardt Foundation aims to reduce hunger prevalent among the poor Orphans in Mumbai. The project provides 1 meal per day to hungry people.
Join Wockhardt Foundation in its mission to root out the hardships and suffering faced by these people on a daily basis.
In case you wish to support the poor, & hungry, you can sponsor Rs.40 per day per person.
Please send payment through any of the following means :
# Cheque / Demand Draft in favour of Wockhardt Foundation
Bandra Kurla Complex,
Mumbai - 400051
# Online transfer via IMPS / NEFT
Bank : Kotak Mahindra Bank
Account No : 9314789540
IFSC Code : KKBK0001372
Branch : Bandra East
# UPI ID
# QR Code
Your donation is eligible for Exemption u/s 80 G of the Income Tax Act 1961.
Beneficiary list with location will be uploaded on website in due course
”the poor don’t need pity, they need help”
Since inception in a span of 6 months, we have been serving 1 time nutritious, freshly cooked, hot meals to the beneficiaries from orphanages and slums. Till date more than 58640+ meals have been served.