COVID-19: Stanza Living launches food distribution drive for needy

New Delhi, April 14 : Stanza Living has launched a food distribution drive to supply 5,000 meals to the needy and under-privileged people each week across Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad and Indore.

Joining hands with local police authorities, the company will be providing meals to people stranded due to the lockdown and adversely impacted by scarcity of resources, the shared living company said in a statement.

"Stanza Living will be supplying hygienically-prepared meals to areas identified by the authorities, where those most affected by the pandemic like migrant workers and daily wage earners can be supported.

It is also reaching out to provide meals to on-ground staff of local bodies, frontline civic workers and more," it said.

Sandeep Dalmia, MD and Co-founder, Stanza Living said: "As a responsible corporate, we believe we must leverage our resources to support the community in tough times.

Our food distribution drive is a small gesture in this direction to provide relief to the most vulnerable of our people and to those relentlessly working on the ground with limited support."

The company has of late also taken up several initiatives aimed at addressing and resolving community-centric challenges in the wake of the pandemic.

It has introduced flexible rates for its accommodations for people who are stranded in different cities on account of the lockdown, it said, along with supporting local authorities and government bodies with accommodation spaces that they require for isolation or quarantine purposes.

Stanza Living has also set-up an on-going Employee Contingency Fund where employees of the company across more than 10 cities have stepped up to pledge a part of their salaries to the fund, supported by a contribution from the co-founders.

The fund will be deployed to support any employee in the unfortunate instance of contracting the novel coronavirus, it said.



Source: IANS