Feizy Rugs has partnered with The Akshaya Patra Foundation to donate more than $150,000 toward India’s COVID-19 relief efforts. As the country faces a devastating second wave of cases, these funds will commit more than 56,000 meals to the people of India and help provide hospitals with proper medical equipment to aid in the battle against COVID-19.
“We at Feizy believe in taking care of the communities in which we live and work,” says John Feizy, Founder and CEO of Feizy Rugs. “With over 48 years of business in India, we’ve seen the terrible impact COVID-19 has made on food and hospital insecurity. That’s why we’re choosing The Akshaya Patra Foundation to help provide relief to India’s most vulnerable communities.”
With the help of The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Feizy will provide 1,350 families with 56,700 dry ration meals for 21 days. As of June 1, the first round of dry meals, totaling 2,250, were successfully delivered and distributed in the village of Chhanaura in Bhadohi, India.
To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many businesses have been forced to shutter their doors, causing unprecedented food shortages. The dry ration meals will be primarily distributed to the disadvantaged areas where much of the textile-producing community resides.
To learn more about The Akshaya Patra Foundation or contribute to the ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts in India, visit https://www.foodforeducation.org/donate/.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that strives to address classroom hunger and malnutrition in India. By implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Government and Government-aided schools, Akshaya Patra aims to fight hunger and at the same time, bring children to school. Since 2000, Akshaya Patra has worked towards reaching out to children with wholesome food on every single school day. The Foundation is continuously leveraging technology to cater to millions of children. Its state-of-the-art kitchens have become a subject of study and attract curious visitors from around the world.
In partnership with the Government of India and various State Governments and the inestimable support of many philanthropic donors and well-wishers, Akshaya Patra has grown from humble beginnings serving just 1,500 school children across five schools to becoming the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) mid-day meal program, serving wholesome food to over 1.8 million children from 19,039 schools across 12 States & 2 Union Territories in India.